Liverpool have been linked with Timo Werner again and the Echo are all over it.
In fact, Kristian Walsh argues that the German could be Jurgen Klopp’s Fernando Torres and has encouraged a future move for the Rb Leipzig striker.
He argues that Liverpool’s forwards are not clinical enough – especially Brazilian Roberto Firmino, who has over 20 more shots in the Premier League last season than Werner did in the Bundesliga – but scored ten less goals…
“It is worth noting his goalscoring feats in Germany come at a team who create fewer chances than Liverpool. Leipzig are a talented side with some creative players, Keita and Emil Forsberg in particular, but Sadio Mane and Mo Salah would provide plenty too.
“Liverpool averaged 6.2 shots on target per game last season, better than Leipzig’s 5.1. Werner would be given even better service on Merseyside.
“This is all hypothetical, of course, but few would argue reinforcements next summer wouldn’t be welcome.”
We completely agree with Walsh’s points.
Firmino, despite being a very skilful attacker, simply isn’t a goalscorer. He doesn’t finish clinically and this is proven on a pretty much weekly basis.
Sturridge is renowned for his finishing, but has only broken the 20-goal barrier once in his entire career. Considering he’s 28, this isn’t especially impressive, injuries aside.
Werner is already on five for the campaign in Germany’s highest division and is scoring goals for the national team ahead of next year’s World Cup.
We’ve already acquired Rb’s Naby Keita and reckon Jurgen Klopp could persuade his team-mate to come as well.
At the end of the day, no side has ever won the Premier League without a goalscoring striker.
That’s a fact.