Jurgen Klopp set to beat EPL rivals in race for 21-assists German sensation

October 12, 2017

According to the reports, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both reportedly made enquiries for Werder Bremen’s young highly-demanded young prospect David Philipp.

The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has garnered attention for his impressive performances for Bremen’s Under-17s side, having scored 18 goals and providing 21 assists last term.

Philipp has stepped up to the Under-19s side this season and has already got off to a flying start with two goals and four assists.

Werder’s academy director Bjorn Schierenbeck told the reporters: “I wouldn’t want to rule out the interest in David from the English clubs. But I don’t know exactly how firm it is. We would be very eager to continue working together with David.

“We have already held talks with him, and explained what his future career with Werder can look like.”

Philipp’s current contract with the Bundesliga side expires next summer.

Meanwhile, Liverpool summer target Timo Werner admits he is keen to leave RB Leipzig for a ‘big club’ and has named the Merseyside giants as a potential destination.

The 21-year-old sensation has managed to score 21 goals in the Bundesliga last campaign and has made an impressive start to the current season with three goals in as many games.

The German forward was reportedly high on Jurgen Klopp’s summer shortlist and the striker has suggested he would be keen to follow his RB Leipzig teammate, Naby Keita, to Anfield.