Timo Werner backed to be huge success for Chelsea as Liverpool questioned over transfer

Timo Werner will score “bundles of goals” across a long career at Chelsea, according to former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood. Werner joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig this summer for a fee of around £53million. Liverpool were interested in the Germany international but were not prepared to pay his release clause.

Werner made his Chelsea debut in the Premier League clash away at Brighton on Monday.

But ahead of the match, Sherwood questioned why Liverpool did not pursue the forward further.

Werner was keen on moving to Anfield to join up with fellow German Jurgen Klopp.

Sherwood says the 24-year-old would have been perfect for Liverpool but says the Reds’ loss is Chelsea’s gain.

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“He’s got no interest in any other part of the game apart from scoring,” Sherwood said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show.

“He’s flexible, he can play all across the front three, he allows them to play in different ways – that’s why I’m so surprised Liverpool never went for him.

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“He can play off the left, he can play down the middle or off the right-hand side, with the fluidity they have in their strikeforce.

“Chelsea have got him, he will score goals. He’s played for unfashionable sides, this is the biggest side he’s ever going to play for in my opinion.

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“I think he will be there for a long, long time and he will score bundles of goals and take them where they need to be this season.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has explained how the Blues beat others to Werner’s signature.

“You understand when it is the competition with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City that you need to state your best case to the player,” said Lampard.

“I think having been that player at one point, the idea as a manager is to try and sell the club and how I want to move forward.

“Petr (Cech) in his role does the same and I do that to the best of my ability when I speak to players.

“With a player like Timo we were very, very keen to bring him in. He needs to feel that from us, I loved everything he said to me in those kinds of conversations.”

“And the same with all those kinds of players that I have spoken to.

“I think that the manager-player conversation is really important because our relationship needs to be good and positive going forward.”

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