Jamie Carragher says Chelsea star Timo Werner will not enter Liverpool’s starting lineup


Jamie Carragher says that while Timo Werner might be the one to get away for Liverpool, he won’t make it into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI just yet.Werner signed for Chelsea this summer despite being heavily linked with a move to Anfield and there has been a lot of debate about how the striker will do in the Premier League.

Werner played the full 90 minutes for Chelsea in their 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday night and won a penalty but did not score in his debut, meaning he will be looking for his first goal in Premier League when Londoners host Liverpool on Sunday.

The 24-year-old scored 78 times in 127 league appearances for RB Leipzig ahead of his move to Stamford Bridge and Carragher was impressed with what he saw from international Germain.

Still, speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher argued that there would be no place in Liverpool’s starting lineup for the striker.

“He could be,” Carragher said when asked if Werner could be a player who escaped the Reds.

“At the moment he wouldn’t get Liverpool’s top three.

“Looking at him for Leipzig, you think how much he likes this left-wing channel.

“For Liverpool you think of the Premier League’s greatest striker, Thierry Henry – who used to favor that left side.

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“He can play to the left of the top three, but above all, he will be the central striker. “

Carragher’s comments come after another former Reds star Peter Crouch said the club missed the game by not signing Werner.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Crouch said the Reds are too dependent on the current three front.

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He said: “There are only so many times Mohamed Salah, who has bailed out his team, and Sadio Mane can produce heroes.

“Adding another midfielder – like Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara – or a replacement striker would be welcome. I have a feeling they missed a round without getting Timo Werner. ”

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