Shame! Thompson opens up and tears into Liverpool for letting sign superstar Werner
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has criticised his former club for failing to sign Chelsea-bound Timo Werner.
For the best part of a year the 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp said to have called him many times concerning a transfer and Werner himself allegedly wanting to play for Liverpool, but a move to Anfield will not happen as he will rock up at Chelsea.
it is believed that Werner has agreed a massive £175,000-a-week deal to sign with us for the next five years, and will look to challenge Tammy Abraham for that number one spot at the Bridge
But Thompson, who won seven First Division titles during a 13-year spell at Liverpool from 1971, believes Werner would have improved Jurgen Klopp’s side, and has criticised the club for not making a move to sign the German.
He told Sky Sports: “I think you should always try to improve.
“When you’re on the up, when you’re playing well, that’s when you should back it up.
“I would have loved to see him come, but Liverpool have not done that [as] they are thinking it will cost too much.
“Timo Werner will be going, ‘maybe I might get in there’. But maybe Klopp is thinking, ‘we can’t afford to have somebody for that price just sitting on the bench’.
“He will be alright for three of four years. I would have taken that risk. If he wanted to come, I think you have to improve your team when you’re on top and he would have improved us.”[the_ad id=”164″]
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