Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has claimed that Timo Werner is not good enough for Klopp’s side and revealed that he’s not a big fan of the 24-year-old German striker.
Timo Werner has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea as the Blues are ready to pay the release clause of the German, although Leipzig chief denied any bid from the Blues. According to Fabrizio Romano, the player and Chelsea have agreed to personal terms.
Liverpool were the front-runners to sign Werner but the transfer fell through due to the financial crisis. Fowler claims that Werner is not at the level of Liverpool’s front three in terms of quality.
“I’ve heard the noise surrounding, Timo Werner, in recent weeks – but I’m not a big fan,” Fowler wrote in his column for the Mirror. “I realise he’s a talented player, he has moments of real brilliance in matches that underline his quality.
“But I stand by this: is Werner up to the standard of Liverpool’s current front three? Not for me.
“And, obviously, my opinion will be put to the test next season if he does complete a move to Chelsea.
“There has been so much rumour around his intended destination for months now, with my former club at the heart of that, but most of the other big names in European football have been linked to him.
Klopp revealed that Liverpool can’t afford to pay such a vast amount of money for Werner at present. This is the prime reason why Liverpool pulled out of the deal. Fowler talked about the ‘meltdown’ of Liverpool fans after hearing the news of Liverpool pulling the plug of Werner’s transfer.