Owen Hargreaves has questioned whether Timo Werner would be guaranteed to start for Liverpool and believes the forward would be more suited to Manchester United or Chelsea.
The Germany international has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League leaders this summer following a hugely impressive campaign for RB Leipzig, the forward having scored 30 goals in all competitions for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.
Werner is also believed to have set his sights on a move to Merseyside at the end of the season, with the striker available for £52.7m due to a release clause in his contract at the Red Bull Arena, however, Hargreaves – who watched the forward score a hat-trick for Leipzig at the weekend – believes the star may be better off signing for a club where he is guaranteed game time.
“He is not going to get in ahead of Bobby Firmino, who is one of my favourite players. That’s the thing: he has got to play,” Hargreaves said on BT Sport’s commentary of Leipzig’s 5-0 win over Mainz.
“With the way Manchester United play at the moment, I can see him there. They need a number nine to play there.
“Chelsea might also be a good fit.
“He is perfect for Liverpool in a way, but he’s not going to be a guaranteed start.
“If he’s happy rotating into that front three then yes, he’d be a great fit for Jurgen Klopp.
“He works hard, he’s a good goalscorer, he’s a good team-mate. He’s all of those things that they will need.
“But he is not going to play ahead of Firmino, I just don’t see that. He’s just too good for that team.”