Werner has set the Bundesliga (Buli) on fire this season and is well on course of having his best season till date. He already has 26 goals (20 in Buli) and eight assists (six in Buli) in 32 matches across all competitions this season. The English media got a taste of the 23 year old in the mid-week as he scored the only goal of the match against Tottenham Hotspurs in the Champions League (CL).
However, Hamann, a two time Buli winner himself said the youngster would be better to move to Chelsea, as he won’t get much playing time at Anfield over the world class trio. The German wrote in a column for Sky, “I trust him to play in a very big team soon. It is of course an honour for him to be linked to Liverpool.
“Timo Werner has continuously improved, he has scored again in the Champions League and has already scored more than 20 goals in the Bundesliga this season. Liverpool is the absolute benchmark, but in my view he would be better suited to Manchester United or Chelsea.
“With Firmino, Liverpool have a striker who is always playable and connects a lot with his team-mates. If Werner went to Liverpool, I would rather see him outside, but there are two absolute grenades in the team with Mane and Salah. If none of the three strikers get injured or move, he won’t play and I don’t think that’s what he wants. “
A CL winner with Liverpool in 2005 also stated that it won’t be easy for Jurgen Klopp’s men to defeat Atletico Madrid in the return leg at Anfield. He admits that Liverpool’s problem away from home in Europe is nothing new and expects La Rojiblancos to also come hard at the Mersysiders in the return leg.
“It will be difficult for Liverpool after the defeat at Atletico. After winning 4-0 in the second leg last season against Barcelona, everyone thinks they can do it, but they didn’t have a single shot on goal in Madrid.
“It is nothing new, however, that they have their problems away from home, that was already the case last season. Atletico will also tear up in Liverpool, I expect a fascinating second leg,” the 2002 World Cup runner-up added further.