Chelsea forward Timo Werner has revealed that joining the Blues was the best decision he could have made this summer, despite interest from other clubs.
Liverpool were heavily linked with a move for the striker before he completed his transfer from RB Leipzig to Chelsea last month.
However, Werner feels like he has joined the right club despite it being a hard decision for the German international forward.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Werner explained his decision. “When I decided to leave Leipzig I talked to different clubs.
“Of course there are some other clubs also that have a great team and maybe I can fit in well to other teams but in the end I decided on Chelsea because for me it was the best decision I can take, not only because of the style of football but also because of what they showed me.
“I think it was a hard decision in the end, but I’m very, very excited and proud and very happy that I decided like this…it feels right, it feels very good.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Whilst Liverpool were reportedly interested in signing him, it is all done and dusted now. Werner is a Chelsea player, not a Liverpool one. Roberto Firmino is Liverpool’s centre-forward and, hopefully, he will be able to outperform Werner in terms of goals this season.
Firmino has scored 21 goals in the past two Premier League seasons, whilst Werner scored 28 goals just last season in the Bundesliga. However, there is no telling how that will translate over to English football, with Werner drawing a blank on his debut against Brighton.
If we get to the end of the season and Firmino has had a higher output of goals and assists than Werner has at Chelsea, Liverpool may not mind having missed out on the forward. As long as Firmino is continuing to produce quality performances in the centre-forward role, there may not be a crying need for a player like Werner to even be at the club – making their failure to sign him in the summer void.
On the other hand, if Werner is able to score far more goals than Firmino and make a bigger contribution to his side in the Premier League, Liverpool may regret not bringing him in. At the end of the day, though, it is all ifs buts and maybes until we actually see Werner play consistently in the Premier League for Chelsea to see how he adapts to the level.
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