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Chelsea striker who could fill Salah's void at Liverpool

The possible departure of the Egyptian star would force the Reds to look for a reinforcement in the offensive end.

'Mo' Salah's future remains in uncertain.
'Mo' Salah's future remains in uncertain.

Once upon a time, Timo Werner's arrival at Anfield seemed a done deal for the 2019/2020 season. The German striker, undisputed star of RB Leipzig at the time, was ready to make the leap to elite soccer, and Liverpool were very interested in signing him. Werner himself publicly expressed his admiration for Klopp, and reports at the time suggested that he held meetings with the Reds’ boss.

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The signing, however, did not happen. The German striker headed to Stamford Bridge to join Chelsea instead, where, despite winning the Champions League, he has failed to perform at the expected level. The arrival of Todd Boehly in London implies a sporting reconstruction of the blue team that could put Werner on the exit ramp. This circumstance, according to the English media 'Liverpool Echo', could be used by Liverpool to reactivate the option of the German striker.

The arrival of Werner would be conditional on the departure of Salah, as Liverpool currently has the offensive line covered. However, an exit of the Egyptian star —who according to the English newspaper 'The Sun' has been put up for sale— would force the Reds to go to the market in search of an attacking option.

Salah’s departure would leave a huge void in Liverpool

If the rumors are confirmed, Werner would attempt to fill Salah’s shoes and aim to overcome his drop in performance. The 26 year-old is known for his speed and forthrightness, and Klopp thinks his team's fast-paced, attacking style of play could suit him.

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Wilian Estrella

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