Liverpool's 3-2 comeback victory over West Ham United ensured they are just four more wins away from clinching their first League Championship for 30 years but thoughts are already turning to next season and potential reinforcements for Jurgen Klopp's squad.

Here's the latest speculation from the Reds tittle-tattle trail and it's a big 'un.

Who?

The name of a certain T Werner esquire keeps being mentioned with Liverpool FC.

Not Tom Werner, the Reds chairman and television producer but Timo Werner, the German goal-getter.

The RB Leipzig striker has netted 27 times in 33 games so far this season, including bagging one in the sensational 5-0 away win at Schalke on Saturday.

Where?

The Daily Star say that Werner could actually prove to be a bargain buy for Liverpool.

They cite Sport1 as reporting that the 23-year-old's release clause that was previously thought to be worth £50m is actually worth only half of that, with any additional costs coming in the form of performance-based bonuses.

Werner himself has also been discussing his future again with Sports Mole quoting him as telling Welt: “It's hard to think about where you'll play next year if you want to step on the gas here and now.”

What?

Whether the claim about the knock-down price is true or not – there are shades of another Takumi Minamino here who Liverpool landed in the January transfer window from Leipzig's 'sister club' Salzburg for a relatively paltry £7.25million fee after activating his release clause – many of the pieces on the chessboard appear to be moving into place here.

'Checkmate' of course would be Werner signing for the Reds.

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He would surely make an exciting alternative to Roberto Firmino but ultimately the big question seems to surround whether someone so used to being the main man in the Bundesliga would accept an initial back-up role at Anfield and be willing to bid his time to cement his place.