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“I would fit in well” – Timo Werner repeats Liverpool praise as he talks up Premier League move

By charlie.bradley

Published: 15:18, 23 February 2020

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has once again flirted with the prospect of a Liverpool move – hailing manager Jurgen Klopp as the best coach in the world and claiming his style of play would suit the Reds.

The Germany international made the comments after his side’s comprehensive 5-0 win against Schalke at the Veltins Arena in which he assisted the first goal and powered home the second.

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  • The 23-year-old has scored a remarkable 21 goals in 23 Bundesliga appearances this term.
  • On top of this, he has also provided plenty of creativity with seven league assists.
  • In Europe he has also impressed with four Champions League goals.
  • Liverpool’s top scorer Mo Salah has 26 goals and assists combined compared to to Werner’s 28.
  • In the league, Salah has taken 3.9 shots per game to Werner’s 4.1.

Following the win, he explained: “There is a lot to suggest that my style of play would suit there (Liverpool).”

He also said that Liverpool boss Klopp “is the best coach in the world.”

Earlier in the week, Werner scored the decisive penalty to help Leipzig secure a crucial 1-0 Champions League win away at Tottenham.

Having rifled the penalty home on English soil, he took the opportunity to express his pride at being linked with the Merseyside club.

He said after the Spurs game: “I know that Liverpool is the best team at the moment in the world and when you are linked with that team it makes me very proud.

“It’s a pleasure but I know that Liverpool play a lot of good players and I have to improve myself and I need to learn many more things to get to that level and to play there.”

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann will want to hold on to his talisman, but the striker’s rich vein of form is likely to have led to admiring glances across the continent.

Even if Klopp manages to secure Werner’s signature, there will still be the conundrum of how he would fit into Liverpool’s current side.

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Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and top scorer Salah have become one of the most balanced, complimentary and deadly front lines in living memory.

Werner is traditionally a centre forward, but would be far from a like-for like replacement for Firmino as he generally looks to use his pace in behind rather than dropping deep for the ball.

Therefore, the German forward would likely have to compete with Mane for the spot of inside forward coming in off the left.

While considered by most as a number nine, Werner has proved his worth cutting in from the left a number of times this season – with this weekend’s strike against Schalke a prime example.

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