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Jamie Carragher says Chelsea star Timo Werner wouldn’t start at Liverpool

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Jamie Carragher says Chelsea star Timo Werner wouldn’t start at Liverpool

The ex-Anfield hero made the claim on Monday night as the Blues striker made his debut.

Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports, that Chelsea striker Timo Werner wouldn’t get in Liverpool’s starting eleven.

The German talisman signed for the Blues during the summer for £45 million from RB Leipzig.

Werner made his debut for Chelsea in last night’s 3-1 win over Brighton and should be in contention to play against Liverpool at the weekend.

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Jurgen Klopp was heavily linked with a swoop prior to his arrival at Stamford Bridge but Carragher doesn’t think he’d have been a starter at Anfield.

He told Sky Sports on Monday Night Football: “He could be one that got away but right now, he wouldn’t get in the Liverpool front three.

“Watching him for Leipzig, you think about how much he loves that left channel.

“For Liverpool, you think of the greatest striker in the Premier League in Thierry Henry – who used to favour that left-hand side.

“He can play left of the front three, but predominantly, he will be the central striker.”

 

Liverpool’s central striker Roberto Firmino didn’t exactly enjoy a blistering season during 2019/20.

Some proper competition for his place might have been ideal considering the Brazilian bagged just 12 goals in all competitions last time around.

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His 13 assists, however, do highlight what he brings to Klopp’s team and the German is loyal to his players.

Having Werner in reserve would have been ideal and the lethal goalscorer might have quickly made himself undroppable.

Uncertain times

Perhaps the money just wasn’t right given everything that has happened off the field this summer and Klopp will now need to stick to his guns.

It seems unlikely that another forward option will arrive this summer and Divock Origi will probably be tasked with backing up Firmino again this season.

Next year could be a big one though and a stellar recruit up top might be sought in a year’s time.

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