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Timo Werner could be a nightmare for a Liverpool defence that's been creaking for too long now

John Aldridge


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Timo Werner believes he will flourish in the Premier League with Chelsea (Glyn Kirk/PA)

Timo Werner believes he will flourish in the Premier League with Chelsea (Glyn Kirk/PA)

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Timo Werner believes he will flourish in the Premier League with Chelsea (Glyn Kirk/PA)

Timo Werner is ready to write a back-page headline or two as he leads the Chelsea line in what will be a fascinating game against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge today.

Werner didn’t try to hide his desire to sign for Liverpool this summer and manager Jurgen Klopp appeared to be keen to bring him to the club, but the finances were not there to get the deal over the line. We will now get a chance to see what the Reds missed out on, as the German leads the Chelsea line.

It’s not hard to envisage a back page of tomorrow’s papers with an image of Werner celebrating a goal and reports suggesting Liverpool made a big mistake by not signing a striker. The champions need to avoid that scenario.