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Liverpool great says Werner could start on the bench.

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

The former Liverpool star says Jurgen Klopp’s Reds need reinforcements.

Timo Werner Transfer From RB Leipzig Continues To Make The Headlines. [Getty]
Timo Werner Transfer From RB Leipzig Continues To Make The Headlines. [Getty]

Liverpool legend John Aldridge reckons Timo Werner won’t be able to seal a spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI if the RB Leipzig forward seals a move to Anfield this summer.

The German striker has been constantly linked with a move to Liverpool and is clearly keen to ply his trade on Merseyside.

All in all, former Reds striker Aldridge says it’ll be a challenge for any player looking to replace any of Liverpool’s star trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

“We are all hoping when the transfer market reopens Liverpool will be bringing in someone to bolster the front three,” Aldridge wrote in the Liverpool Echo.

“It will be a big challenge for whoever it may be, whether that's Timo Werner or someone else, and I can imagine how they will be feeling as I was in a similar situation when I arrived at Anfield.

“Ian Rush had agreed to join Juventus in the summer of 1986 but was loaned back to the Reds for one more season so when I arrived the following January I already knew they were pretty big shoes to fill.

“I spent most of that first six months on the bench and only started two games… it was a frustrating time being limited to sub appearances.

“I had to be patient and wait for the following season when it all came to fruition and whoever arrives in the summer will be faced with a similar situation as there's no suggestion Salah, Mane or Firmino are going anywhere but we do very much need quality back-up.”

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