John Barnes reveals what would have happened to Werner if he had joined Liverpool over Chelsea

Former Liverpool and England midfielder John Barnes has admitted that he does not suppose Timo Werner would have executed any higher in a Reds shirt if he had joined them as a substitute of Chelsea.

Prior to agreeing to seal a transfer to Stamford Bridge final summer season, Werner was closely linked with a transfer to Liverpool after catching the Reds’ eye while banging the targets in for RB Leipzig within the Bundesliga.

Werner notched 34 targets in 45 appearances for Leipzig in all competitions final season that means he was a goal for a complete host of golf equipment.

But after a number of months of hypothesis, it was Chelsea, who journey to Anfield to face Liverpool tomorrow night, that gained the race for his signature, signing him on a five-year deal.

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His time in west London, although, has not gone in accordance to plan to this point, scoring simply ten targets in all competitions. Although he has proven indicators of enchancment in Thomas Tuchel’s new-look 3-4-2-1 system, the Germany worldwide has not executed wherever close to in addition to many would have anticipated, particularly when bearing in mind simply how properly he had executed in his homeland final time period.

With his Chelsea struggles having been properly documented, many have urged that he would have been higher off becoming a member of Liverpool and forming a relationship with the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

But for former England man Barnes, Werner would not have been any higher off if he had made the choice to make the transfer to Anfield as a substitute of Stamford Bridge.

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“If Werner got here to Liverpool he wouldn’t be enjoying any higher, even if he does rating at Anfield on Thursday,” Barnes informed

“He’s a harmful participant and might rating when he has confidence, however he wouldn’t play forward of the entrance three of Mane, Salah and [Roberto] Firmino, so Liverpool haven’t made a mistake in not signing him.”

Although Werner has struggled for type and consistency this season, scoring simply eight instances within the Premier League, Barnes has issued a warning to Liverpool’s defenders concerning the issues he could pose together with his tempo on Thursday night.

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The former Liverpool man added: “Right now, Werner is just not enjoying with a lot confidence and never scoring many targets and he isn’t being helped proper now as Chelsea don’t appear to rating too many targets as a result of Tuchel has them strong on the again.

“[Olivier] Giroud is enjoying properly and can trigger this Liverpool defence an issue due to his physicality, however Liverpool would somewhat he begins on Thursday as a result of then the defence doesn’t have to sort out the tempo of Werner.”

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