RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner can challenge Liverpool’s front three for a starting position in Jurgen Klopp’s team, Phil Thompson has said.
Phil recently revealed that the German would be a fantastic signing for the EPL leaders if he joins in the summer.
According to him, Werner is better than Origi who is more of an impact player and it will not be a bad idea for Liverpool to have two top-class players in every position just like Manchester City.
He added that Klopp’s pull as a top class manager can bring Timo to the club and it would tick lots of boxes because the Reds are in dire need of a player like that.
His words, “I think he’ll give a realistic challenge to the front three. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino – they look as though they’re set,”
“We do have Divock Origi but I think everybody realises that he’s more of an impact player, for sort of the last 15, 20 minutes – but that’s not really good enough.
“We do need somebody a little bit better. Some people will say ‘Will Werner get in and will he want to come to Liverpool?’. I think he would and I think he does.
“You look at Manchester City, they’ve got two top-class players in every position. That is what Liverpool need and I think Werner would help to give us that.
“With the lure of Jurgen Klopp, I think that would tick the box for him, and I think he would be a fantastic signing. Something that we do actually need.”
On signings, “I think we do need a back-up for Andy Robertson. He does play a lot of games,”
“Neco Williams, at right-back, I do see him being able to cover for Trent [Alexander-Arnold], but I think at left-back – [Yasser] Larouci, the young lad we have is a really good player, but I think we need someone a bit more experienced.
“And I do think we need a bit of a creative player. I know they’re talking about Adam Lallana going, but he is that sort of player.
“If you go back five years you’d be looking to bring Lallana in. He’s the creative one in that hole behind Bobby Firmino, and I think that is an important place we can look to strengthen.”