Timo Werner doesn’t believe he’s at the level of the current Liverpool front-three, according to reports. The Reds are supposedly close to signing him.
Sky Sports say that Werner is ‘ready to join’ Liverpool but sees the level of their attack as above him right now. They claim that the German sees serious competition at the club and that he believes he’s ‘not at their level’.
Liverpool’s current attack is arguably the best in the world right now, of course. Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are world-class players who have achieved great things.
Werner, at 24 and still developing, is hoping to reach that level – but it’ll take time.
Sky claim that Liverpool simply have to meet Werner’s £52m release clause and convince him he’ll play. Do that, and the striker will move to Anfield, even if he doesn’t put himself at their level just yet.
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What RTK has to say
That’s quite a humble position for Werner and it says a lot about his mentality that he’d still move to Liverpool. He clearly wants to develop as a player, sees that he’s got room to do so, and wants to make sure he’s at the right club.
He could certainly do worse than Liverpool for that. As long as Jurgen Klopp can promise him the minutes then Werner can develop into a world-class forward on Merseyside.
Klopp has helped others reach that point – like the current front-three – and they arrived at, arguably, a lower standard than Werner is now.
If Werner does move to Liverpool, both his and the Reds’ future looks very bright indeed.