English Premiership

Werner would pick United over Liverpool

Timo Werner (Getty Images)
Timo Werner (Getty Images)

Cape Town - RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner says he is eager to play in the Premier League one day and would pick Manchester United over Liverpool if he had to choose between the two sides.

The 22-year-old is leading the goalscoring charts for Leipzig this season, having netted 16 goals in 33 games across all competitions, and has often spoken of his desire to move to a top European club in the future.

The German has revealed that he followed Premier League clubs Manchester United and Liverpool as a youngster, but would most likely prefer a move to Old Trafford should such an opportunity arise. He still has two years left on his contract at Leipzig.

“Playing in the Premier League is a dream for me," he told FourFourTwo. 

"I would like to play for two or three clubs, and Manchester United are one of those clubs. But probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better! I’m very comfortable at RB Leipzig, though.

“Manchester United and Liverpool were the teams I watched quite a lot in England. They were the two that I’m a little bit a fan of, because they have so much history. When Alex Ferguson was the coach, United won everything and were outstanding.

“In Liverpool it’s also their stadium and the atmosphere. But, when I have to decide, I’m more Manchester United than Liverpool.

“I'm now at a point where at some stage in the future I'd like to play in a team that wins titles.”

Meanwhile, the Premier League giants are set to clash on Saturday at Old Trafford with Liverpool eager to return to second position on the log.

Kick-off is at 14:30 (SA time).

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