keita & mane urge werner to join liverpool

09:15    17 Feb 2019

Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen (L) celebrates with teammate Timo Werner
African stars Sadio Mane and Naby Keita have urged Timo Werner to join them at English giants Liverpool.

The German striker plays his club football at Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig, but he has entered the final 18 months of his contract with the team and is being eyed out by the likes of Bayern Munich.

The 22-year-old has been advised against a move to Anfield by RBL coach Ralf Rangnick, but former teammate Keita would love to see the forward don the famous all-red strip.

"We played really well together at Leipzig, and he was one of my best mates," the Guinea star said of Werner.

"It's clear: Should he move, then I ask Timo to join us here at Liverpool."

Mane agrees with Keita’s point of view and added that he is a fan of Werner's style of play.

"I'd advise him to join Liverpool," the Senegal attacker said. "I like his style of play. Very forceful, good finish, always giving it 100 percent. If he wants to join us, we'd welcome him to our team.

"When it was clear that Naby would join us, I often watched Leipzig matches. But to be honest: It was dreadful for me at the start.

"Naby saw quite a few red cards. I then asked Kevin Kampl, my friend from our time at RB Salzburg, why Naby always got sent off. He didn't know.

"Naby missed some important games and I could watch other players more closely. And Timo stood out."

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