Jamie Carragher claims Timo Werner would NOT start in Liverpool’s front three but admits Jurgen Klopp could regret not signing Chelsea’s new £53m man after impressive Brighton display
- Timo Werner was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool but signed for Chelsea
- The Germany striker made his competitive debut for the Blues against Brighton
- He won the penalty converted by Jorginho in the 3-1 win on Monday evening
- But Jamie Carragher believes he would not start for Jurgen Klopp’s side now
- Chelsea face Liverpool on Sunday in their second league games of the season
Jamie Carragher believes Timo Werner would not be a starter in Liverpool’s current front three but said he could become the player who got away for Jurgen Klopp.
Werner was heavily linked with a move to Anfield earlier this year to join forces with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but eventually sealed a £53m move to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea instead.
The Germany international made his competitive debut for the Blues in their 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday and won the penalty that saw Jorginho put the visitors into the lead.
Jamie Carragher believes Timo Werner would not make Liverpool’s current starting XI
However the former Reds defender admitted Jurgen Klopp could regret not signing him
Chelsea will face Liverpool next with the 24-year-old looking for his first goal for the club, but when asked if he could be one that got away for the Reds, Carragher replied on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: ‘He could be.
‘Right now, he wouldn’t get in the Liverpool front three.
‘Watching him for Leipzig, you think about how much he loves that left channel.
‘For Liverpool, you think of the greatest striker in the Premier League in Thierry Henry – who used to favour that left-hand side.
Carragher was speaking to Sky Sports’ Monday night football when making the comments
Werner made his Chelsea debut and won a penalty in the club’s 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday
‘He can play left of the front three, but predominantly, he will be the central striker.’
Carragher’s comments come after former Liverpool star and Sportsmail columnist Peter Crouch claimed the club missed out by not signing Werner.
Werner netted 78 times in 127 league appearances for RB Leipzig before his move to Stamford Bridge, and Crouch believes he would have added a reliable goal threat at Anfield.
The German striker, 24, will be looking for his first Blues goal against Liverpool on Sunday
‘There are only so many times Mohamed Salah, who bailed out his team, and Sadio Mane can produce heroics,’ Crouch said.
‘Adding another midfielder — such as Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara — or back-up striker would be welcomed. I have a feeling they missed a trick not getting Timo Werner.’
Liverpool’s loss however has proved to be Chelsea’s gain and Frank Lampard warned there is more to come from the German, who he hopes will recover from a dead leg to face the Reds on Sunday.