RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner rejected the chance to play for Liverpool last year, according to The Athletic.

The report from The Athletic, which has been cited by the Daily Star, states that Werner feared there would be “no space” for him in the Liverpool team. In other words, he feared he would be nothing more than a squad player.

The likes of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were reportedly the players Werner believed he could not get a game in front of.

Werner has been linked with a move to Liverpool for quite a while, and if this report is anything to go by, the interest was genuine from the Reds. However, he will only move to a club where he is guaranteed first-team football.

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 17: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig scores his team’s second goal past Odisseas Vlachodimos of Benfica during the UEFA Champions League group G match between SL Benfica and RB Leipzig at Estadio da Luz on September 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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One can understand where Werner is coming from. It would be difficult moving to a club where you would more than likely be starting out as a squad player.

Werner is the main man at RB Leipzig, which would have made it even more difficult for him to make the move to Anfield.

He would have been an excellent signing under Jurgen Klopp. Had he given the move a chance, there was every chance he could have developed into Liverpool’s next centre-forward. But, it wasn’t to be.

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