Timo Werner put Liverpool and Chelsea on red alert as he took his season tally to 30 with a stunning hat-trick against Mainz.Werner led from the front as RB Leipzig demolished their opponents 5-0 in Sunday’s Bundesliga clash.The striker, 24, opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Yussuf Poulsen put the visitors two ahead.Watch Kayo-Mini Football Replays On-Demand with KAYO. A-League, Socceroos, Matildas plus European and English leagues. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >Captain Marcel Sabitzer fired in a third before the break. But Werner was far from finished and struck a fourth in the opening minutes of the second half.The Germany international made sure it was a win to remember with a third goal in the 75th to make it 5-0.Werner is the first player since the 1998-99 season to score two hat-tricks against the same team within one season.He now has 24 goals in just 27 Bundesliga matches this season, and 30 strikes in all competitions.Werner’s incredible goalscoring display is sure to do little to dispel the mounting interest from some of Europe’s elite.Liverpool are long-term fans and Jurgen Klopp is apparently ready to offload three first-team players to fund a big-money move this summer.Wolfsburg fall to Dortmund1:01Chelsea are also keen as they look for a new forward to lead the line.Meanwhile, Bayern Munich are keeping close tabs despite Werner admitting he would prefer to move abroad.And there is believed to be interest from both Real Madrid and Barcelona with Karim Benzema and Luis Suarez both nearing the end of their careers.It’s reckoned Werner has a release clause in his contract worth a bargain £52million (A$97 million).And if he continues to fire RB Leipzig towards a Champions League spot in the Bundesliga table, there is sure to be an all-out transfer war across the continent this summer.This appeared on The Sun and was republished with consent.Source link

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