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A dodged bullet – Former Liverpool star believes club are better off without prolific European marksman



Michael Owen believes Timo Werner would have disrupted Liverpool’s holy trinity

Speaking in an interview on Premier League Predictions (h/t Mirror), former Liverpool star Michael Owen believes that the club is better off not signing Timo Werner.

The 24-year-old was linked with a move to Anfield for a long time. The German ace too was keen on a move, only for the club to decide against it. Chelsea looks to be his probable destination as the Blues are ready to pay his release clause. (h/t Mirror)

Missing out on the striker has led to some grief among the fanbase. However, Owen believes the club has a dodged a bullet by not signing the player.

He believes that Werner’s addition would have disrupted the existing first choice strikers already at the club.

Michael Owen believes Liverpool are better off without Timo Werner

Michael Owen believes Liverpool are better off without Timo Werner

Liverpool have a potent front three in Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah. The vaunted trio are amongst the most fearsome attackers in the world and have won us a number of games on their own.

“Werner is a top player and I think if Klopp had the choice to have Werner come in as that fourth striker then absolutely he would.”

With Divock Origi also signing a new contract, Owen is not sure where Werner would have fit in the squad. It is also difficult to see him replace any of our front three.

Divock Origi

Liverpool need a better backup than Divock Origi

In spite of massively boosting our attack, Owen believes Chelsea’s need is better, with the deal not making much financial sense for Liverpool.

“I think he’d love to go to Liverpool but I think Chelsea at this minute need him more and are willing to go that extra step.”

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We will have to disagree with Owen’s assessment here. Our front three has been unable to perform at times and adding new blood would only do well to add competition to the squad.

Werner is also a much more prolific striker than Origi. The Belgian has failed to replicate his form from last season and the Reds could do with a more dependable option.