Liverpool legend blasts club for not signing Werner

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The issue of Timo Werner has prompted the interest of many of Liverpool’s ex players.

The Reds were expected to sign the 24-year-old German international, but it was Chelsea who won the race for the striker, as the Blues triggered his release clause.

Liverpool were believed to have backed out of the deal due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, and their ex player Phil Thompson isn’t happy about it, as he insisted that Werner will improve Liverpool.

“I think you should always try and improve,” Thompson told Sky Sports when asked about Werner’s imminent move to Chelsea.

“When you’re on the up, when you’re playing well, that is when you should look to back it up.

“I would have loved to have seen him come but Liverpool have not done that, they’re looking at it and it’s probably costing too much.

“Timo Werner will be going, ‘Maybe I might not get in there’ and maybe [Jurgen] Klopp is thinking, ‘We can’t afford to have somebody for that price just sitting on the bench’.

“He’ll [Werner] be alright for three or four years and I would have took that risk.

“If he wanted to come I think you have to improve your team when you’re on top and he would have improved us.”

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