Thursday, October 1, 2020

Why Timo Werner should not be brought in to start at Liverpool

Liverpool have been linked with Timo Werner in recent weeks with reports suggesting that Liverpool are prepared to meet the £52 million release clause.

Werner would likely come to Liverpool for one of the biggest fees spent by Premier League clubs during the summer transfer window.

However, is he worthy of that fee and would he even get a starting role?

Whilst the whole footballing world is at a halt, Werner currently stands on 21 Bundesliga goals in 25 games and four Champions League goals in eight games.

In total Timo Werner has scored 84 goals in 213 appearances in the Bundesliga.

However, we have seen him in the World Cup and he looked far from someone capable of that goal record but the whole team were disappointing, not just Werner.

When you look at his highlights he looks like a good player but his price tag still seems a lot of money for someone who may not even start games.

Why would Klopp want to break up the front three that has brought him so much success in Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah?

The three forwards compliment each other so well so why would Liverpool staff and players want that to be affected.

It would be different if it was Messi, Ronaldo or Mbappe that was to come in as these are special players that you move the team around to accommodate but Werner is nowhere near that level.

Money is spent way too much in the modern game and Klopp may want to give Liverpool’s bench extra firepower to help them across multiple competitions.

Liverpool have always had issues with their squad depth. Taking a look back at the 2013-14 season their bench was often not the strongest with the same individuals coming off the bench.

When they were 1-0 down at half time after the infamous Gerrard mistake against Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpools bench was as follows.

Brad Jones, Daniel Agger, Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Daniel Sturridge and Aly Cissokho.

This is not exactly a bench you would want when you are trying to score a goal.

Sturridge was the only option that you would consider. Aspas and Alberto were flops and Agger and Cissokho were defenders and didnt score an awful lot of goals for Liverpool.

Fast forward to the June 1, 2019, and Liverpool brought James Milner, Joe Gomez and Divock Origi.

These are far greater options than what the club had in 2014 under Brendan Rodgers.

“Strike whilst the iron is hot” is a phrase Jurgen Klopp has to use with the transfer window with Liverpool being the most attractive they have been since their glory days in the 1970s and 1980s.

Klopp needs to address this and try and build the squad up to be strongest it can be and whilst I would not be against Liverpool signing Timo Werner, I feel that he should only be bought as a squad option rather than a starter.

What do you think? Should Liverpool sign Timo Werner or are there better landing spots for him?

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