Liverpool might want Timo Werner, but he'll have to bid his time if he signs
Liverpool are being linked with a move for Timo Werner this weekend, with the Mirror reporting a potential £60m deal might be on the cards.
The Reds face competition from Chelsea for the German, who has been in fine form in the Bundesliga this term.
Werner has already scored 25 goals in all competitions this season. 20 of those goals have come in the league, highlighting his ability to find the back of the net in the biggest games.
But with Liverpool already having a blisteringly good front three, would Werner be the right sort of signing?
There’s definitely a case to be made that suggests Werner might well be suited better elsewhere.
Where would he play?
Timo Werner is adaptable. He can play across all three front positions if needed.
The problem at Liverpool is that those front three positions are all nailed down. Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, and Sadio Mane are not going to be dropped any time soon.
Furthermore, a player who the club spends £60m on is surely not going to just sit on the bench.
While it’s important to have a squad of players, Werner would gain little from simply watching on while the Reds continued with the tried and trusted trio of Mane, Salah, and Firmino.
The transfer market is as tough one as it is. The issue Liverpool have is attracting players who know they might be playing second-fiddle.
In attacking areas, much like with Harry Kane at Spurs, this is more relevant.
Werner is, of course, a fantastic young forward. Most clubs in the world would love to have him on board, so it’s little surprise to see Liverpool throwing their name in the hat.
However, how they go about convincing someone who is the main man at his current club to come and play a bit-part, is another problem entirely.
A change in system may work, but it’s hard to Jurgen Klopp moving away from what has been so successful.
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