“If you’re Timo Werner looking at Liverpool’s front three, do you get in there?
“The other side of the coin is, with the African Cup of Nations, you understand the interest there [Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could both play in the mid-season tournament].
“But if you’re Timo Werner, do you say you’re happy to go there knowing that for a month or two you’ll be number one, but then you might not fit into the line-up?
“If it were me, I think there will be other clubs that will guarantee me a starting position.”
Werner has been in fine form for Leipzig this time out, with the striker netting 25 goals in all competitions.