Chelsea fans delighted as Liverpool have made big Werner transfer mistake, fans told!
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool will regret their decision to step away from a deal to sign Chelsea bound striker Timo Werner,
Liverpool were seemingly the favourites to bring Timo Werner to the club, with Jurgen Klopp a huge fan, and the German striker seemingly interested in making that move to Anfield.
However, Reports have revealed that it will be us that bring Timo Werner to the club in the summer after agreeing to meet his £54 million release clause, and now Liverpool legend Carragher has given his verdict on their move to pull out of the Werner deal.
“Without the pandemic, I’m sure Liverpool would have signed Werner,” Said Carragher on Sky Sports
“Everyone knows that Liverpool’s front three are as good as anything in the world right now, but Werner would have played a lot of games next season.
“There were suggestions that he was unsure over a move to Liverpool because he might not play every week, but look at what is coming up next season and it highlights why it would have been very difficult for Klopp to convince him to come and assure him that he would play a lot of matches.
“There was due to be an Olympics this summer and Mo Salah was due to play in that, which would have meant he missed the start of next season.
“After that, Salah and Mane are due to play in the African Cup of Nations next February, which means Liverpool will need back-up players to play for long periods. That is before you throw in squad rotation and injuries.
“So there would have been opportunities for Timo Werner to play in the first team in a regular basis. He could have started 10 or 12 games guaranteed and you are talking about 25 or 30 games overall with everything I have mentioned.
“With the Olympics not happening this summer, doubts over whether the African Cup of Nations will go ahead and the financial hit Liverpool have taken due to the pandemic, the decision was made not to sign Werner, but I would like to have seen them push through with the deal. It clearly looked like the player wanted to come to Liverpool.”[the_ad id=”164″]