The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for a spending spree at Anfield this summer. The Reds have spent big over the last year or two, but if Jurgen Klopp is to have any chance of catching Pep Guardiola’s Man City next season, he needs to invest even more money into his team.
One player that could make all the difference is German attacker Timo Werner, who is rated at £54 million by Transfer Markt. Currently playing for RB Leipzig, Werner has established himself as one of Europe’s most lethal forwards.
Over the last year or two, the German has been very potent in front of goal, and that would, naturally, be a huge asset for Liverpool. He’s bagged 11 league goals this term, whilst he picked up a whopping 21 league goals last season.
Sure, Klopp already has Roberto Firmino at his disposal, but Werner is a very different player to the Brazilian forward. Whereas Firmino likes to get involved in play and often serve as more of a midfielder, Werner is far more direct in his playstyle. Often seen latching onto passes and firing towards the goal, the German is incredibly efficient when facing goal – and he places significantly less focus on linking up play.
His arrival would also offer Jurgen Klopp the opportunity to rotate more often, and that’s something that he hasn’t been able to do much in the attack this term. He’s blessed with lots of depth and quality in defence and midfield, but Firmino is his only experienced option in the attack, and by signing Werner, he’d be able to pick between the two – and that can only be a good thing for Liverpool.
Not to mention, Werner is also four years younger than Firmino, offering Klopp an opportunity to plan for the future – even if Firmino is only just entering his prime.
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