Liverpool news Timo Werner truth can't be denied for Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Timo Werner has endured a difficult first season at Chelsea after Liverpool missed out on the German but Jurgen Klopp has faced attacking woes of his own

Liverpool news Timo Werner truth can't be denied for Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Timo Werner has endured a difficult first season at Chelsea after Liverpool missed out on the German but Jurgen Klopp has faced attacking woes of his own

Liverpool news  Timo Werner truth can't be denied for Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane MetiNews.Com
16 May 2021 - 10:52

Breaking News ! For much of last season, Timo Werner had looked likely to join Liverpool. With the German repeatedly flirting with the Reds publicly, boasting a £47.5m release clause in his RB Leipzig contract and with frequent reports of Jurgen Klopp speaking with the striker and wanting to get a deal done, at one point it seemed like one of football’s worst-kept secrets. But then the coronavirus pandemic struck and European football was suspended indefinitely. As Liverpool waited to be crowned Premier League champions, the financial ramifications of the global crisis stuck home at Anfield with FSG forced to re-think their plans. Come June and it was confirmed Werner would be moving to the Premier League. But Liverpool had taken a pass. The forward made his way to Stamford Bridge rather than Merseyside with Chelsea’s war-chest finally freed from a transfer ban that had prevented business in the previous two windows. Read More Related Articles Jurgen Klopp explains Liverpool transfer stance on 'absolutely insane' centre-back pair Read More Related Articles Roberto Firmino can't disguise Liverpool transfer truth for Jurgen Klopp There was disappointment in the Liverpool fanbase, no doubt, to miss out on a talent who had struck 95 times from just 159 games for RB Leipzig - including a 34-goal season in his final year in Germany - who appeared a perfect fit for their side. But Reds supporters begrudgingly understood their club’s stance. And it’s not as though this was the first time they had missed out on a target to a ‘Big Six’ rival. It was a feeling they had had to become accustomed to prior to Jurgen Klopp ’s arrival at Liverpool. Only this time it was different. This was not a Florent Malouda opting for the Premier League champions, a Willian chasing Champions League football or an Alexis Sanchez simply preferring to play in London. Klopp’s men were the reigning European and World champions, while a maiden Premier League title was just a short few weeks away. This was not a case of a player snubbing the Reds in favour of a move elsewhere. Anfield was the place to be. This was a player unable to let his release clause expire and forced to consider moves elsewhere when Liverpool were unable to step forward to the negotiating table. While Werner was unable to wait for the Reds, Klopp, Michael Edwards and FSG remained patient before eventually swooping for Diogo Jota in September. A Premier League debut goal against Arsenal swiftly won over supporters, while the Portuguese’s record of nine goals from 18 Premier League outings and 13 from 29 appearances in all competitions ensures his new side certainly have no regrets. Especially when it is compared to Werner’s own fortunes in the capital. Despite making twice as many Premier League appearances this season, the German boasts just six top-flight goals and has 12 from 47 outings in all competitions. *Who have been Liverpool's best and worst PL era signings? Take our quick poll. The 25-year-old has endured a campaign littered with embarrassing misses and lengthy goal-droughts, and on occasions has found himself benched or utilised out wide as a result. And the German forward endured a new low as he struggled in the FA Cup final defeat to Leicester on Saturday. As Liverpool’s season fell apart when losing Jota for three months to a knee injury, Werner’s own significance to his new side pales in comparison. A change of manager mid-season to compatriot Thomas Tuchel has not improved his fortunes and there is no doubt he is yet to justify his big-money fee. It is telling that while the Reds have struggled themselves in front of goal with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino enduring miserable campaigns, not once has there been a sense of regret at missing out on Werner when the striker could easily have been the man to pounce on their places had last summer turned out differently. Occasional relief and the odd chuckle at his failings after the latest miss, perhaps. But his treatment has certainly been kinder than what Liverpool’s own flailing duo have received in recent weeks.

. But with the duo nearing their thirties and the goals drying up in this most disappointing of seasons, the fickle nature of football fandom has emerged. Now there are groans and grumbles in some quarters when Firmino leads the attack with increased calls for Mane to be moved on next season. The vocal minority of short memories. Yes, the duo have not been good enough this year but neither have the majority of their team-mates. Yes, Klopp has difficult decision to make when it comes to deciding if his first-choice front three is still untouchable in 2021/22. But as the old saying goes, form is temporary but class is permanent. Must-read Liverpool FC news Tough decision after Mane altercation Young ' Hyypia' returns from broken back 1st transfers will help Reds rival City Liverpool can strike a bargain Werner certainly proved that when enjoying his highlight of the season as he wrote his name into the Chelsea annuls. Facing off against Real Madrid in a Champions League semi-final second leg, with the score tied 1-1 on aggregate, the German fired the Londoners ahead on the night with a simple tap-in to help set up a final meeting with Man City. He might not be enjoying the most vintage of seasons, but as Fernando Torres found out when switching Liverpool Red for Chelsea Blue, that matters not when you pop up with the big goals and the trophies follow. Werner will now look to follow in Mane, Firmino and Torres’ footsteps by getting his hands on the European Cup. He also has an FA Cup final against Leicester City to prepare for as Tuchel’s men also look to win the race for top four in the Premier League final straight which could, ironically, come at the Reds' expense. The German now has the biggest stage to silence his critics and turn his season around, while it would be no surprise to see him blossom and force a tinge of Liverpool regret in his second season in England as a result. Mane and Firmino are not afforded such liberties. After their recent triumphs, they have been well-aware for weeks that this season will be a trophyless one. But Liverpool still have an admittedly dwindling chance of sneaking into the top four and qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Sign up for daily Liverpool news Get all the latest Liverpool breaking news, team news, transfer rumours, injury updates plus analysis of what's next for the Reds. You'll also get the latest transfer talk and analysis every day for FREE! Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! Such a prize has been taken for granted in recent years but both played important roles when the same finish was considered a success for the Reds back in 2017. Klopp’s men have come a long way in a short space of time and having reached such heights, there was always going to be stick when standards started to drop regardless of the circumstances. Everyone’s a critic. But if Mane and Firmino can find form in these final weeks of the season and finish strong to force Liverpool into next season’s Champions League, then they will have salvaged their seasons. Firmino did just that against Man United, scoring twice in Liverpool's most crucial game of the season to date to set up a 4-2 victory. Mane has two goals in his past three games and while he may have been frustrated with boss Klopp for missing out on a start at Old Trafford, he can channel that to fire the Reds into the top four. Like Werner, they have proven they can step up at the biggest of moments. Besides, when the time comes for them to leave Anfield, supporters won’t remember their lows of 2020/21 but the highs that have been virtually the entirety of their Reds careers. In the meantime, they will continue vying with Mohamed Salah and Jota for starting roles in Klopp’s starting XI, and it would be a surprise if Liverpool’s attack wasn’t further strengthened before next season. But while it won’t be Werner leading the Reds’ attack anytime soon, his vital strike against Real Madrid is proof that you can never write off elite talent. Especially when they have the quality of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. A version of this piece was first published on May 5, 2021. Read More Related Articles FSG take action to bridge £100m gap between Liverpool and Bayern Munich Read More Related Articles Jurgen Klopp's agent delivers strong message on Liverpool manager's future

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Liverpool news Timo Werner truth can't be denied for Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane MetiNews.Com


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Liverpool news Timo Werner truth can't be denied for Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane MetiNews.Com


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