Former Premier League striker and current football personality Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed that Timo Werner would ‘love’ to play for Liverpool.
German striker Timo Werner continues to be hotly linked to pending Premier League champions Liverpool, and Jan Aage Fjortoft has claimed this week that the RB Leipzig star would love to play for the club.
A lot of the links have to do with the German connection between Jurgen Klopp and Timo Werner, and between Jurgen Klopp and the German footballing market in general. The Liverpool boss is highly thought of in his home country, and that will certainly help him in any potential deal for Werner.
In terms of transfers, there aren’t many players who are more sought after than Timo Werner. Prolific strikers are rare these days, and Werner is both prolific and versatile. His form in the Bundesliga and Europe this season has been nothing short of sublime.
There have been many question marks surrounding how Werner would fit into the Liverpool team. After all, the Reds have one of the most high-octane front 3’s in world football, and all 3 of Mane, Salah, and Firmino are seemingly unstoppable.
However, Firmino has been poor in front of goal all season, and signing a top striker would help relieve some of the goalscoring burdens on Salah and Mane, especially when the Reds get next to no goals from midfield.
“The reason I started thinking it was very interesting, Timo Werner to Liverpool, is of course the connection Jurgen has got to Germany.” – Jan Aage Fjortoft on the Kopite Podcast
Firmino has a unique role in the buildup, but his form in front of goal has not been good enough. Despite that, it has been swept under the rug by the mainstream media and by most fans as well, obviously due to Liverpool’s success even with him not scoring.
Timo Werner would add a new dimension to the Reds frontline while adding some much-needed depth as well. His presence would relieve pressure on the rest of the forwards while adding even more world-class scoring talent in the final third.