Jamie Carragher reveals how Lampard’s tactics may have helped Timo Werner

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It was November that Timo Werner last scored in the Premier League, as the summer signing went on a 14-game run without scoring in the Premier League.

Werner has looked sharp despite his drought, and he has been making goals and also winning penalties for the team. But against Newcastle, he didn’t only create a goal, he was also on the scoresheet, much to his relief.

The 24-year-old seems to be getting better under new boss Thomas Tuchel, as the German gaffer plays him more as a left forward just behind a target man. It worked against Newcastle, as Werner looked very sharp during the game.

Werner has a habit of drifting to the left at times and then end up in the centre, and Jamie Carragher believes that Frank Lampard’s decision to have played him out wide in the left flank may have helped his recent progress.

“It was really interesting to see how he was used tonight,” Carragher told Sky Sports after the game against Newcastle.

“He’s been played wide left and through the middle since he arrived and tonight it was almost a mixture of both.

“It’s been a move to get the best out of Werner – at times wide, at times inside – switching with Marcos Alonso was something that happened constantly throughout the game.

“It looked like something that was certainly worked on tonight – getting the best out of the big-money signing.”

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