Liverpool FC reportedly are hopeful of selling three players this summer to clear funds for Timo Werner.

RB Leipzig’s Werner has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield for a while but the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak could play a major hindrance here. According to The Athletic, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been in constant touch with the 24-year-old German, who can become a Liverpool player this summer if the Merseyside team manages to sell at least three players during the upcoming transfer window.

The report has further disclosed that Liverpool are hoping to earn at least $36 million from Xherdan Shaqiri's exit, while The Reds are also open to offers for Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic. Ahead of the 2019-20 season, Wilson was loaned to Bournemouth, while Grujic is away on loan with Hertha Berlin and also played in his side’s 3-0 win over Hoffenheim last weekend when Bundesliga resumed after almost a two-month break due to the pandemic virus.

RB Leipzig has labeled Werner with a transfer fee of $63m as the striker has been in a great form and has received interest from other Premier League clubs such as Manchester United and Chelsea. Werner, who has scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists in as many as 37 matches this season, moved from VfB Stuttgart to Leipzig in 2016. Overall, Werner has netted 88 goals from 151 appearances across all competitions for Leipzig.

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Jurgen Klopp's first Premier League victory as Liverpool manager came against Chelsea last October. Getty Images

It was earlier reported that Liverpool are also chasing Wolves star Adam Traore. The Spanish forward has been in a fine form this season having scored six goals and 12 assists in as many as 43 appearances for the Premier League side, across competitions, before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Liverpool are once again expected to have a tough battle from rivals, Manchester United in the race to sign Traore.