Much has been made of Liverpool’s attack this season, with the likes of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah running rings around many opposition defences. Indeed, they’ve been prolific this term, and there’s even a case to suggest that Liverpool’s attack is the best in the Premier League.
However, that doesn’t mean that Jurgen Klopp is a manager without problems. To the contrary, in fact.
The German has always been a boss that loves to rotate. It’s very rare that he opts to utilise the same team week after week, with defenders and midfielders often rotating. That isn’t the case with the attack, though, with the aforementioned trio of Mane, Firmino and Salah all forced to play nearly every week owing to a lack of depth.
However, at least in the case of Roberto Firmino, it appears as though Jurgen Klopp is looking to bring in further depth to solve his problem of not being able to rotate the attack.
According to Sport Bild (translation via the Daily Star), Liverpool are interested in RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner, who has been in great form for the German side over the last few weeks and months.
Werner only moved to Leipzig in 2016 after Stuttgart were relegated, and he has since flourished with the club.
He bagged 21 league goals last season, and he has scored a further 11 goals this term – marking him out as one of their best players.
With Naby Keita set to join Liverpool this summer from the German side, perhaps he could be joined by a current teammate. That is, if Klopp gets his wish.
Liverpool do have a real need for further attacking depth.
Firmino has been sensational, but Klopp loves to rotate, and by bringing in another top forward, he’ll get the chance to do that.
The likes of Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke aren’t quite good enough to lead the line in big games, but Werner certainly is. Not to mention, his arrival could also allow Firmino to play slightly deeper if need be.
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