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A lot of ex Liverpool players have had something to say about Chelsea’s move for Timo Werner, and it hasn’t been positive to say the least.
Just last month, the Reds legends were buzzing about the potential signing of Timo Werner and how he’d make the Reds stronger. But since Chelsea took over the deal, they didn’t see much in the player anymore.
Steve Nicol and John Barnes have talked down the importance of Werner in the Liverpool team, and former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore had said that Werner is no Lionel Messi.
But former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has been fair in his analysis of Werner, but even he no longer has the love of the Kop fans after he played for their bitter rivals Manchester United. So, what’s with ex Liverpool stars and Werner? Well, we can’t say much until he hurts them next season.
“They’re great numbers aren’t they? And he’s not playing in a poor league,” Owen said on Premier League Productions as he analysed Werner transfer.
“The Bundesliga is a very strong league and you would say that he can translate that.
“He does it at international level as well. I’ve been watching him quite closely since the restart and he’s already started scoring goals, he’s very quick, can cut in from wide, times his runs brilliantly and he’s very direct as well, straight at the goal, a bit like Torres.
“I don’t think he plays exactly the same but I always used to feel that Torres would take that first touch and then be motoring forward. I like him a lot.”