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Timo Werner has surely convinced Liverpool he is no flat-track bully

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Timo Werner has surely convinced Liverpool he is no flat-track bully

The German international impressed against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.

Liverpool have been strongly linked with a move for Timo Werner in recent weeks. The latest reports from Bild suggest Liverpool have until April to trigger a release clause for the player. The same publication reported earlier this month that the 23-year-old wants a move to Anfield. It comes after Italian journalist Nicolo Schira suggested Liverpool are in talks to pay the €58 (£48.5m) million clause to sign Werner.

Werner has been in fine form this season. However, there has been some concern from Liverpool fans regarding the German international. 

The main accusation is that Werner might be something of a flat-track bully. 

A lot of this stems from Werner’s displays at the 2018 World Cup. He struggled immensely for an underperforming Germany side, who were knocked out at the Group Stage after losses to South Korea and Mexico.

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Werner was disappointing in Russia and his record against Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, Germany’s traditional powerhouses doesn’t help his cause either. Despite scoring against Dortmund twice this season his overall record against the pair stands at five goals in 21 appearances. 

 

However, his performance against Tottenham Hotspur last night has surely put that argument to bed. He was excellent in North London and, were it not for Hugo Lloris, would have had more goals to his name than the penalty that won the first-leg for RB Leipzig.

The performance showcased the nuances to Werner’s game that would make him a perfect member of the Liverpool team. Perhaps no moment best summed that up then his delightful near assist for Patrick Schick. 

The Germany striker fooled everyone by letting Angelino’s cross from the left pass under his legs and the Czech Republic international should have converted past man-of-the-match Hugo Lloris. 

Flat-track bully? Werner has just shone on the brightest stage so far. Liverpool will no doubt feel safe in any investment going forward.

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