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Hislop: Werner moving to Liverpool wouldn’t make sense

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Former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has warned German international Timo Werner that a move to Liverpool wouldn’t make sense for him.

It was reported on the Daily Express’s news and transfer centre in April [17/04: 09:25] that the Reds were close to an agreement to sign the RB Leipzig striker. However, that hasn’t yet come off, and Hislop believes that’s a good thing for the player.

“This makes sense from a Liverpool perspective,” he said, as per the Daily Express. “But if I’m Timo Werner, last year of my contract or not, I think I’m starting somewhere.

“And I don’t see Timo Werner getting into Liverpool’s front three anytime soon. So from the club’s perspective, yes, but from the player’s perspective, it doesn’t make an awful lot of sense.”


You can see what Hislop is saying, here. When you think about attackers who could potentially come to Liverpool, you have to answer the question of whether they’d play ahead of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. There’s only a few forwards in the world who could conceivably come straight into this Liverpool attack and start week in week out. So unless your name is Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Kylian Mbappe, you’re going to have your work cut out for you. That’s what Werner will be thinking whenever he considers potentially swapping Leipzig for Merseyside. He’s a young man, but he’s already a German international and he won’t want to sacrifice his place in Joachim Low’s plans by going somewhere he won’t play regularly. So, as Hislop says, while signing Werner would be ideal for Liverpool, it may not be such a good move for the player himself.

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