Danny Mills has told Liverpool to follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson and sign Timo Werner from Red Bull Leipzig this summer.
The former Leeds United full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, pointed to how the ex-Manchester United manager brought in new players “to put pressure” on others despite winning the title.
According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Jurgen Klopp’s side are in advanced talks to sign the 23-year-old striker in a deal worth a potential 58million euros.
Update @TimoWerner & @LFC: The release clause of Werner at @DieRotenBullen has to be activated from Liverpool til the end of April to buy him for the transfer fee of 55 til 60 Million Euros. Our Story @BILD_Sport @SPORTBILD
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 13, 2020
Werner has scored 20 goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances this campaign to help Julian Nagelsmann’s side to second in the league.
When asked if the Germany international would be needed at Anfield, Mills told Football Insider: “As we have seen with Manchester United in the past, Sir Alex Ferguson always brought in new good players to put pressure on those around.
“Werner can play anywhere in that front three.
“Firmino is integral to how they play at the moment and if he plays as the number nine they might tweak that. They might get better! He comes in, it stops players from getting complacent.
“If you have the option to add real quality to your first eleven and possibly put pressure on those that have done so well, it can only be a good thing, as it raises everybody’s game.”
Liverpool currently sit top of the Premier League with a 25 point gap between themselves and second-placed Manchester City.
Combined, the front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah have scored 43 goals this season.
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