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One of the Chelsea players in today’s FA Cup final against Liverpool could easily have ended up on the losing side.
Jurgen Klopp was interested in adding a new attacker to his squad in 2020. On Merseyside, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah had been carrying the most of the weight, and it was time for them to get some help.
The club’s shortlist had Timo Werner at the top. Despite his unstoppable form at the Red Bull Arena, the German international was under contract with RB Leipzig at the time, and the Bundesliga club was prepared to cash in.
Werner scored 28 goals and added eight assists in his final season in Germany’s top division.
He was utilized all over the pitch under Julian Nagelsmann’s supervision, having been used on both sides and in the centre.
He was quick on the ball and yet young enough to continue improving on English soil, but a global epidemic thwarted Liverpool’s transfer intentions.
The club’s finances suffered a significant setback, and Leipzig were reportedly unable to accept an offer for his services that included staggered payments over a long period of time, allowing Chelsea to swoop in and sign him.
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As an alternative, Liverpool pursued Diogo Jota. He was the same age as myself and offered similar benefits on the field. The Portuguese hadn’t erupted at Wolves as Werner had in his nation, but he seemed like a good fit.
Wolves also accommodated the Reds’ desired payment arrangement, allowing a transaction to be completed. He was bought for about £41 million and has subsequently enjoyed similar success as Firmino, Mane, and Salah.
Werner has spoken about Klopp and what may have been ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup final. He described him as “one of the best instructors we had in Germany.” “Not to disparage our management, but he has won the most titles in recent years.”
“I got the opportunity to see the Premier League when I was in Leipzig.” Liverpool was on my mind and a strong contender for me, but I ultimately chose Chelsea and won the Champions League last season. It wasn’t the worst decision I’d ever made.”
Despite winning a European medal at Stamford Bridge, it is plausible to believe that Werner’s ultimate potential would have been realized in Merseyside.
Klopp’s preferred 4-3-3 formation is a dream come true for forwards who are neither strikers nor wingers. The front line of Liverpool is aggressive, quick, versatile, and unpredictable, with attackers flourishing at Anfield.
Since his transfer, Jota’s stats have improved. At Molineux, he scored every 290 minutes in the Premier League, compared to every 139 minutes under Klopp.
Werner’s stats have taken a turn for the worse. During his four seasons with Leipzig, he scored once every 131 minutes in the Bundesliga.
In England’s top division, he averages one goal every 389 minutes for Chelsea, scoring six goals last season and four this season.
Thomas Tuchel’s system, unlike Klopp’s, does not allow for wide forwards. Last summer, the German coach purchased Romelu Lukaku for £97 million because he thought his club lacked a real No.9.
Werner’s situation at Stamford Bridge has improved recently, but he might have gone much farther at Liverpool if he had followed in the footsteps of Firmino, Mane, Salah, Jota, and now Luis Diaz. He’ll line up as an opponent on Saturday afternoon, but he’ll undoubtedly wonder what could have been.
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