Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the Germany star and now appears close to getting his man.
Football operations and communications consultant Ian McGarry revealed the news on the latest episode of the Transfer Window Podcast.
He said: “This (Werner) is a guy who since he signed from Stuttgart in 2016 has scored 60 goals in only 108 appearances – so he’s got a very good goals-to-games ratio.
“(He’s a) 23-year-old German international, has been interesting Liverpool for a long time.
“As we all know on the Transfer Window Podcast, and our educated listeners know this as well, when a player refuses to sign a new contract it’s usually because he’s got an agreement in place somewhere else.
“My information is Liverpool are very close to agreeing personal terms with Werner.
“Obviously they have been lacking a natural No 9 out-and-out striker for some time.
“Divock Origi hasn’t made any impression, Daniel Sturridge has obviously had his injury problems and has failed to make an impression when he’s come on this season.
He added: “His contract situation is such with one year left, RB Leipzig would be expecting in the region of €80m (£69m) for a player who had more, may two or three years left on his contract, but I think Liverpool if indeed they have either agreed or are getting close to agreeing personal terms, RB Leipzig will probably be looking at getting less than €50m (£43m) for Werner.
“That would be a bargain, a real value signing.”
Liverpool are next in action tonight when they take on Porto in the second leg of the Champions League.
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