Some Liverpool supporters have taken to Twitter to give their analysis on the performance of Chelsea striker Timo Werner.
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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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.
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.
Werner would suit LFC too much, those runs, that speed is what was needed at LFC.
— Unbearables✌️ (@Sadio_Mane_10) September 14, 2020
— Vedant J (@vedantj18) September 14, 2020
Timo Werner is actually something else. His sharpness, alertness is electric!
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) September 14, 2020
Didn’t want Timo Werner anyway he looks class👏Deffo missed out ☹️🙁. He’s scoring on Sunday btw I can just see it he’s invincible
— LFC_Lewis⚪️🔴 (@LFC_Lewis66) September 14, 2020
It’s nailed on that Werner scores his first chelsea goal against us, isn’t it? 🙈
— 🔴🏆 LFC Champions 🏆🔴 (@Champ19ns_LFC) September 14, 2020
Werner is a speed demon! Only time will tell if LFC missed a trick with this signing.
— Bernard Matthews (@Bernie_mac2) September 14, 2020
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