Timo Werner has connected with Liverpool on and off over the past couple of seasons, and he’d influence a close flawless to summer marking to offer profundity to the assault this late spring.
Liverpool’s incredible late work in the transfer market has given Jurgen Klopp a perpetually hazardous squad to work with, however as needs are, each new arrangement starting here onwards gets only somewhat harder to get right.
The level of value in the squad has expanded, so any new increments, thus, must be of a superior standard to fit in, or even to increase present expectations further.
It brings some candidates every window down to a sensibly little sum, and maybe that goes twofold with regards to adding to the destructive bleeding edge.
Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane are a troika who can inconvenience any barrier, however, discovering players to fit in with them is an assignment high on the mid-year plan for Klopp and Co.
Pivots will be required going ahead, without bargaining the quality on show, and German forward Werner is one who maybe ticks each significant box to add to the gathering.
Standard part and unwavering quality
An incredible crusade a year ago observed Werner net 21 Bundesliga goals in 31 matches, a massive strike rate for a then-20-year-old.
Remarkably, he was to a high degree reliable in finding the net: just three goals in the first nine class matches, however then he never went more than two association appearances without scoring from that point.
He finished that season with seven in his last seven, 10 in his previous 12.
This year has been somewhat less gainful, with 10 of every 20 to date in the Bundesliga and 14 out of 28 by and large.
In any case, one of every two appearances is more than sensible, and his strike rate works out to a goal at regular intervals of play.
That is practically identical, in Premier League player terms, to Alvaro Morata (174), Gabriel Jesus (166) or Romelu Lukaku (157).
It’s likewise essential that Werner has three Champions League goals this season—the Reds could surely do more terrible than adding more players to the squad with experience of playing in that first class rivalry.
Add somebody to the side who can play over the cutting edge and contribute goal each other game, notwithstanding taking into account an alteration period, and all of a sudden Klopp is picking three from four to play each week, knowing there won’t be a drop-off in quality.
As the last note as to Werner’s creation levels, he so far has seven goals in only 10 tops as a full worldwide.
No one needs any help to remember precisely how high the attitude tends to be of tip-top German national cooperative individuals, another part of the Liverpool side which has been missing now and again as of not long ago.
The Firmino problem
Uncommon is it when a match starts, and Firmino isn’t in the beginning XI. Much more unusual is it when, pre-kicks off, fans feel it may be a decent minute to rest the Brazilian.
He’s fundamental to Klopp, strategically and in fact, thus the undertaking of substituting him for seven days, or 60 minutes, is a relentlessly troublesome one.
As talked about here, another forward must be equipped for frequently playing in an assistant position—from the flanks in a 4-3-3, or couple with Firmino in a two-man assault.
Something else, game time won’t be prospective as frequently as they may like.
Werner possesses all the necessary qualities here. He’s fit for playing as a solitary striker, in a typical blending as a moment forward, or even from the left.
This term he has been only focal, yet both in 2016/17 with RB Leipzig and the two earlier seasons with Stuttgart saw Werner work from the channels as a beginning stage.
He’d be more than fit for filling a Mane or Salah beginning position and, significantly more imperatively, the ease of Liverpool’s assaulting play implies he wouldn’t confine to remaining out wide.
Venture and return
Werner may be a solid match. However, RB Leipzig will influence Liverpool to pay to get him.
It would be speculation as long as possible, however, with Werner just 22 in summer—more youthful than each customary squad part other than appropriate back pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez. In any case, he fills such an extensive variety of necessities that it’s difficult to contend against him as an objective:
• Increases profundity in key, understaffed region
• Aides rivalry for places
• Keeps quality level in place
• Lower age band of the squad
• Great goalscoring capacity
Klopp must be confident that players are not merely sensible, but somewhat flawless, for the parts he expects of them—yet at that point, once he is guaranteed, he mostly won’t take no for an answer, regardless of to what extent the arranging takes.
Fans saw it with Naby Keita, at that point too with Virgil van Dijk.
The German side could without much of a stretch request more for Werner than for Keita, just based on him being a forward, on the cost of comparable matured assailants and the general swelling of move charges in the previous year.
Factor in the payback time frame being possibly about six years, however, and even a great expense—or a club record charge—may end up being greatly justified, despite all the trouble for Timo Werner.
Klopp, Pep sing each other’s praises ahead of English ‘El Clasico’
Just before Sunday’s all crucial fixture, Jurgen Klopp has showered his rival Pep Guardiola in high praises. The German has called his Spanish compatriot Pep Guardiola the best manager in the world.
Not sure many Reds fans would agree with that one, though. The Gaffer’s comments came after Pep Guardiola jokingly admitted to overthinking allegations in the Champions League.
Klopp defends Pep Guardiola in the press
Guardiola commented that the solution to his overthinking might be to just ‘play with 12 players.’ This comes as City have blown away their huge lead in the league over Liverpool from the start of the year.
Jurgen Klopp when asked about Guardiola’s comments, he went onto explain what Pep actually meant. Read what the German said below.
“It was ironic! I saw there was a story in Ecuador this week which claimed I didn’t understand Luis Diaz. You[journalists] have a responsibility on this planet.
If you want to talk to us then please do us a favour and help us. Pep said ironically, ‘I overthink, and I like overthinking’.”
Not only this, the German then went onto claim Guardiola is the best manager in the world.
“Pep is the best coach in the world. I think we would all agree on that and it might be a coincidence that it didn’t work out in the Champions League so far. If anybody doubts him, I have no idea how that could happen.”
The Bromance goes both ways, as well. Pep has several times termed Klopp’s Liverpool as the toughest team he’s ever encountered.
Guardiola says Klopp makes world football a ‘better place’
When asked about he thinks of Klopp’s comments, Pep denied that he thinks he’s the best. He further said he’d love to have a drink with the German if City won the game, jokingly.
“Jurgen makes world football a better place to live. His message, he is a huge competitor.”
Over the likes of SAF’s Man United, Jose’s Madrid and Inter, and even Simeone’s Atleti. Needless to say, Klopp rightly deserves that praise. Out of all those managers, Klopp has the best record against Guardiola.
Many have termed this game as the biggest in recent English history and dubbed the English ‘El Clasico’.
The duo are evenly tied at 9 wins each and 4 draws out of their 22 encounters throughout the years. The game is setting up to be a potential title decider with Liverpool in red hot form currently.
Match Report: Two tight finishes see Liverpool get over Arsenal
It was a game of close margins as two close finishes from Jota and Firmino saw Liverpool through against Arsenal. Check out the match report, opinions and tweets from last night’s game here!
A game of narrow margins and Jurgen Klopp’s Reds always know how to pull off results out of those. In the blink of an eye, two neat finishes of the highest order changed the complexion of the game in the span of eight minutes.
The first half of the game was even, as many had expected but without any goals. One could say Arsenal were even the better team till the first goal, but goals are the most vital.
3 things guaranteed in life, death, taxes and Jota scoring against Arsenal.
— Chunkz (@Chunkz) March 16, 2022
At the 54th minute mark, a pinpoint threaded pass by Thiago Alcantara found its way to Jota.
The Portuguese was running at the Arsenal defense and kept doing so, before smashing the ball into a small pocket of space left by Ramsdale near post.
📊 STAT: Diogo Jota's last three appearances at the Emirates Stadium:
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 16, 2022
Diogo Jota has scored seven times against Arsenal since moving to Liverpool, with 5 of those at the Emirates. He truly loves himself a game against the Gunners, doesn’t he?
Just a little later, Firmino put in a cheeky outside boot to finish off the game. Robertson got the ball after a failed clearance by Saka, and the left-back ran with the ball till he put it on a platter for the Brazilian, who finished it with rather ease.
Firmino’s movement in such a small area to operate is why he’s elite. Small margins and more depth. LFC to win the title. Our boys did good, we getting there 💪🏾
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) March 16, 2022
Arsenal are a good team, it’s certainly a fact that Arteta’s changed their whole outlook and aura. However, Liverpool never seemed to be moved or at unease during the whole game and they showed it in the 2nd half.
A night when you saw exactly why Jurgen Klopp loves Roberto Firmino, why everyone loves Alisson Becker, and why you should never doubt this Liverpool team.#LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) March 16, 2022
Almost as if this was a game between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool of 16/17 versus the current one. A team in the ascendancy against a team settled, sure of itself and brimming with the demeanor of champions.
MATCHDAY: Liverpool go to the Emirates in crucial title fixture
Read up the matchday preview as Liverpool visit the Emirates in one of their most crucial games in the league. Liverpool’s trip to Emirates is set up to be increasingly important in the upcoming title race.
Matchday Preview: Liverpool travel away to the Emirates to face Arsenal
Liverpool will be going away to the Emirates to keep up their push for the Premier League this season. If they snatch a win here, they can in touching distance of the league leaders.
The Reds currently sit at second place in the league, a point less than leaders Man City. However, since Pep’s team played a goalless draw against Crystal Palace earlier this week, Reds have their best chance to close the distance.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will be looking to cement their top four spot ahead of Man United. Arteta’s men are impressing on all fronts recently, as proven by their 5 consecutive win streak in the league.
Fans are gearing up for the game to be a cracker, with immense attacking talent on display on both sides.
Venue: The Emirates
Time: 8:15 pm local time
Referee: Michael Oliver
Reds supporters will be delighted to hear that Moh Salah is back in contention for the game, possibly. All this comes after the Egyptian suffered a foot injury in Liverpool’s weekend game against Brighton.
However, It still remains to be seen whether he can make the starting XI or not. If not, Klopp will have to choose between Jota or Firmino.
📺 Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah's injury record:
"He’s worked on his body, it’s his body but obviously you cannot, there’s no miracles. Players are more vulnerable than others and Mo has obviously the right mindset, the right attitude and the right body for it as well.” 🔴 pic.twitter.com/8MkFinxd2m
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 15, 2022
Possible Starting XIs
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Mane, Diaz
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Lacazette, Martinelli
Result Prediction: Liverpool to edge it out at the Emirates
Arsenal 2 – 3 Liverpool
While Arsenal have been on an impressive run as of late, Liverpool are on an even better streak. With the Reds clicking at the right time of the season, we expect them to exploit Arsenal’s defensive woes.
The Gunners have been left exposed at times at the back due to their high press up the pitch. Opponents haven’t fully cashed in on that weakness, but Jurgen Klopp and his men are a different caliber altogether.