Timo Werner says he is becoming a more rounded player under new coach Julian Nagelsmann at RB Leipzig, calling himself more of a ‘false nine’ in recent comments on his playing position.
As his comments in the tweet below show, cited originally in One Football, Werner says he has become more like Roberto Firmino since Nagelsmann moved from Hoffenheim, which could make him an even more interesting proposition for the Reds.
👀 | Timo Werner: "Nagelsmann has said that I won’t be playing as an out and out striker for him as such, but more of a false 9. It has encouraged me to improve & develop myself, even when we come up against oppositions that sit deep. He‘s helped me to make better use of space. pic.twitter.com/Zt9mkHo86o
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) November 22, 2019
Werner could become a long-term replacement for Firmino and if Leipzig are moulding him into a player of that similar kind, Jurgen Klopp is only going to become even more intrigued by the forward.
At that price, and with an increasingly appropriate skillset for playing at Anfield, we can’t see any reason why the Germany international won’t be considered a genuine target come next summer.