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Duke folur për Express, Emile Heskey has delivered his verdict on Timo Werner’s chances of succeeding at Liverpool.
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The RB Leipzig striker has been the subject of intense transfer speculation for many windows now, but has yet to finally make a move away from the German club. Raportet in recent weeks and months have suggested Liverpool could be one potential destination for the 23-year-old were he to leave.
And now, Heskey has shared his thoughts on the situation, and insisted that despite the Reds possessing the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in their attacking ranks, Werner should hold no fear about the prospective competition.
He tha: “You always want to challenge yourself, regardless of who else is there. When I came to Liverpool, Robbie Fowler and Michael (Owen) were there. Players like that. I think Titi Camara was there too and he had a good start to the season. (Could Werner join Liverpool?) I don’t see why not.”
Whilst Heskey’s comments about his own experience at Anfield are understandable – Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler were truly great goalscorers – it is slightly different for what Werner would face were he to join the red half of Merseyside. Liverpool’s front three of Firmino, Mane and Salah have well and truly established themselves as the cornerstone of Jurgen Klopp’s side’s attack, with each of them already playing 18, 17 dhe 17 games respectively, and there is an incredibly delicate balance to them. They are a fixed unit that complements each others’ qualities.
Whilst the likes of Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri may admirably fill in here or there, it is undisputed who Liverpool’s main forward line is, and how important they are to the Reds’ way of playing. Werner would have to settle for playing second-fiddle, and that would seriously bring into doubt his own ambitions of making it to the very top. Whilst the move makes a lot of sense for the Reds – they would be bringing in another goal-scorer (he has scored 15 times in 17 games this season) – it doesn’t hold much logic on a personal level for the £ 58.5m-vlerësuar man himself.