The Lowdown: Liverpool linked with Werner move
The Reds have already added Darwin Nunez to their attack this summer, following the departure of Sadio Mane, but Jurgen Klopp might not be done there.
Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino have also moved on, so it could be that another new face comes in to bolster Liverpool’s options in the final third.
Werner is one player who has been linked with a move to Anfield, with the German potentially deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea.
Football Insider reported on Thursday that the Reds hold ‘genuine’ interest, although no official talks with the Blues have taken place.
The Latest: ‘Wow’
Speaking to the same outlet in reaction to the news on Friday, former top-flight shot-stopper Kenny, 44, claimed that Werner would be an ideal summer addition for Liverpool:
“All the players at Liverpool work so hard for Klopp and they all produce. What Klopp has done at Liverpool is unbelievable and the players he has signed have turned into world-class players.
“If Werner was to come in, why is Klopp not the man to get him back to his best? What a club for him to go to, Liverpool, wow. We know he hasn’t been at his best at Chelsea, we know there is more to come.
“If anyone could get Werner back to that form we saw in Germany, it’s Klopp.”
The Verdict: Is he good enough?
Werner arrived at Chelsea with a big reputation, following 93 goals in just 158 appearances for RB Leipzig, but he has struggled to set the world alight at Stamford Bridge.
For that reason, Liverpool signing him would be an undoubted risk, with the Premier League possibly at another level up from the Bundesliga, given what the German has produced over the last couple of years.
The one thing that could make the deal work is Klopp, however, who could feel that Werner is more suited to the Reds’ style of play, using his devastating pace out wide and providing good backup to the likes of Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz and Nunez.
The fact that Liverpool were linked with the 26-year-old before he joined Chelsea does suggest that Klopp is a fan, so it will be interesting to see if there are further developments.
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