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Klopp wants Liverpool to challenge Chelsea for RB Leipzig striker Werner

Liverpool and Chelsea are chasing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

The Mirror says Liverpool are challenging Chelsea for £60m Werner.

Werner is one of the most coveted forwards in the European game and has attracted interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as well as the two Premier League sides.

And initially it was the Blues who appeared to be in pole position for the 23-year-old Germany international after having their transfer ban reduced late last year.

But Jurgen Klopp is also a fan of the Leipzig forward - who has struck 20 goals in 18 Bundesliga appearances so far this season - and is now prepared to go head-to-head with Frank Lampard to get his man.

Leipzig meanwhile remain top of the Bundesliga after Werner's double earned them a 3-1 victory over Union Berlin on Saturday.

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