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Liverpool supporters react to the performance of Timo Werner

Some Liverpool supporters have taken to Twitter to give their analysis on the performance of Chelsea striker Timo Werner.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Ben White of Brighton and Hove Albion gets injured during a challenge on Timo Werner of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at American Express Community Stadium on September 14, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Peter Cziborra/Pool via Getty Images)

Werner, 24, made his Premier League debut under Frank Lampard against Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium last night.

The former RB Leipzig talisman started and played the full 90 minutes as Chelsea got off to a winning start following a  3-1 victory on the south coast.

Werner made a solid start to life in England on his debut for his new club and was a handful for Brighton defenders who struggled to contain the German international who also won a crucial penalty for his team after drawing goalkeeper Matt Ryan into a foul during the first half.

According to WhoScored, Werner attempted five shots at goal, had a pass accuracy of 76.5%, attempted two dribbles, made one key pass and made one interception.

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BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: Timo Werner of Chelsea is fouled by Mat Ryan of Brighton and Hove Albion leading to a penalty during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at American Express Community Stadium on September 14, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

 

His debut in the English top-flight came after persistent links that saw Werner touted with a move to Liverpool before he joined Chelsea after the Blues agreed to pay his €50m (£45m) release clause [Sky Sports] back in June.

The Times reported in February that Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign him, with the striker deemed initially as a viable option to eventually succeed Roberto Firmino as Liverpool’s first-choice striker.

Werner even told Via Sport back in February that he was flattered by the prospect of joining Liverpool, and he also told Sky Germany that he exchanged talks with Klopp on the phone earlier this year.

He wanted to move to Liverpool but had reservations about whether he would play regularly considering Liverpool’s pedigreed front three of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino is arguably the best in the world.

Some Liverpool fans have since given their take on Werner’s Premier League debut after the German forward lined up in the Premier League for the first time.

Below are a selection of some of the best responses on Twitter.

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