Steve McManaman believes Germany international Timo Werner would struggle to get into Liverpool’s attack if he completed a move to Anfield.
The 23-year-old has scored 86 goals in 140 appearances for RB Leipzig since joining from Stuttgart four years ago and the striker has consistently been linked with the Reds in that time.
Chelsea and Manchester United have also registered an interest in Timo in recent months, but reports in Germany suggest the striker has his sights set on a switch to Anfield in the future.
However, Timo will not come cheap after Die Roten Bullen inserted a €60million (£51m) release clause in the deal he signed last summer.
While Klopp is understood to be an admirer of Werner, McManaman feels he’d be the wrong option for the Merseyside heavyweights.
‘I think he’s a great goalscorer and his record proves that,’ ex-Liverpool player McManaman told HorseRacing.net.
‘I do wonder if Liverpool are actually interested in him if I’m being honest. I don’t think he’s the type of player that Liverpool would go for at this moment.
‘Is he a proven goalscorer? Yes he is. Would he get into the Liverpool team? Then I think that would be a different question.
‘If you’re going to sign a proven goalscorer for a huge amount of money then he’d want to go right into the team? ‘So that’s why I would question whether Liverpool are actually interested in Werner.’
Meanwhile, Liverpool have reportedly contacted the representative of Nice ace Pedro Brazao to discuss a possible move to Anfield.
The 17-year-old penned his first professional contract with Les Aiglons last April before debuting versus Caen in the same month.