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REPORT: Jurgen Klopp told to replace Sadio Mane at Liverpool with £47.5m Chelsea forward

Liverpool should sign a surprise replacement for Sadio Mane in Chelsea forward Timo Werner, according to a former Premier League defender.

Werner has seen his game time limited at Stamford Bridge since his £47.5m transfer from RB Leipzig two years ago and his future is seemingly up in the air. The Germany international had been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool before he joined Chelsea.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has already dipped into the transfer market to strengthen his attacking options this summer by securing the signing of Darwin Nunez from Benfica for a fee that could reach a club-record £85m if add-ons are met. It would seem extremely unlikely, then, that he would be considering a bid for Werner.

 

 

I think if you look at the way Liverpool have played over the years Klopp has been there, he likes that type of winger coming in from the side of the pitch and I think that’s where he’s better.

 

“I don’t think Werner’s an out and out number nine to me, I think he misses too many opportunities but he’s a problem out on the wing, he’s a problem for defenders, the way Mane was and obviously with him leaving there’s possibly room.

“I’d be very surprised if Chelsea just let him go. With Lukaku leaving they won’t want to leave themselves short so I can’t see it happening.“

 

 

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