Timo Werner is reportedly in awe of Liverpool attackers Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino as he prepares for a move to Anfield. The German looks set to make the club’s holy trinity a Fab Four again just like the days of Philippe Coutinho.
The striker will bring pace and power to the Liverpool frontline but many have questioned just where he fits in.
It’s already clear that it will take something special to topple the current front three but Werner would have a big part to play at Anfield.
That may not commence straight away though with Jurgen Klopp set to persist with Mane, Salah and Firmino as starters.
According to Sky Sports, Werner is aware that he may not come straight into the team.
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He is said to have huge admiration for his potential new team-mates and believes he is not on their level quite yet.
That would be backed up with comments he made earlier this year when discussing a potential move to Liverpool.
“Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the moment in the world,” he told Viasport.
“When you’re linked with the team, it makes me very proud.
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“In case of that, it’s a pleasure, but I know that in Liverpool play a lot of good players and I have to improve myself to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”
Klopp is set to lose both Mane and Salah to the Africa Cup of Nations next January.
The pair could miss up to a month of action just after the festive break.
For that reason, Liverpool have made signing an attacker their number one priority.
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The tournament’s format had been changed to the summer from winter, but next year will be an exception due to weather conditions in host nation Cameroon.
Klopp has laid on record that he may think twice about signing African players in the future, if they are to miss club football regularly.
Klopp has already made it clear that he will think twice about signing African players in the future if the tournament continues to be scheduled mid-season.
He could also lose Naby Keita for his troubles.
“Is it a major part of our thinking? We don’t only buy African players,” he said.
“You know if there is a European championship this summer then the top players will not be in [with the squad] until two weeks before the season starts.
“These are all the things that we involve [in the thinking]. It does not make the final decision but for some players, it is something you think about.”
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