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Timo Werner ‘not making’ excuses – Thomas Tuchel

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Tuchel is hoping a return to a ground where Werner has had happy memories will be the catalyst for his rediscovering his appetite for goals.

Timo Werner is “working hard with a smile” as he tries to end his scoring drought in the Premier League dating back to last November said Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.

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The 24-year-old German international has failed as of yet to justify the £52 million ($71 million) former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard persuaded the board to spend on him in the close season.

He has scored nine goals across all competitions with just four in the Premier League.

However, fellow German Tuchel says Werner is “not looking for excuses”.

“With every player we try to create a relationship,” said Tuchel at his press conference on the eve of their game with Tottenham Hotspur.

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“Every guy is different.

“Some need to be close and some need to be alone.

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“We find out what suits him and allows him to open up and feel comfortable again on the pitch.

“It is our responsibility to create moments where he can bring out his best, which means attacking the space in behind to use his speed.

“We create situations with the whole team to use his strengths.”

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Tuchel is hoping a return to a ground where Werner has had happy memories will be the catalyst for his rediscovering his appetite for goals.

“He has good memories at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” said Tuchel.

“He has scored for Chelsea and RB Leipzig there and he is not looking for excuses.

“He is working hard with a smile.”

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‘Role model’
Tuchel’s first two games in charge since replacing Lampard last week have yielded four points, leaving them 11 points off the top two Manchester City and Manchester United.

His chances of securing a second successive win will be enhanced by the absence of Spurs’s injured talismanic striker Harry Kane.

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Kane has scored or created 23 of Tottenham’s 34 Premier League goals this season.

“It is always easier when Harry Kane is not playing,” said Tuchel.

“He is one of the best number nines in the world and when he is in shape, he is maybe the role model number nine that every coach wishes for, in terms of work rate and ability.

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“His goalscoring is outstanding. We assume he will not play but we will prepare for all cases.”

Tottenham’s form, like Chelsea’s, has dropped away after a bright start.

They topped the table in December, but have won just two of their past nine league games and lag behind in the race for Champions League spots as they are six points adrift of the top four.

Tuchel, though laid to rest any thought that he might feel sentimental towards his opponents having been rumoured to be a Spurs supporter when he was a boy.

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“When I was a boy and I was Tottenham in the garden, it was to show off with my friends,” said Tuchel.

“I did not know they were a club in London, it was just a name we heard on the television.”

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Tronchetti : Inter Should sign both Cavani and Werner for Lautaro’s replacement


Pirelli chief Marco Tronchetti has advised Inter to bring in both Edinson Cavani and Timo Werner if Lautaro Martinez leaves for Barcelona.

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The two forwards have been increasingly linked with Inter in recent weeks, although it appeared the Nerazzurri were treating the pair as separate targets.

Nonetheless, Tronchetti urged the club to pursue both strikers and Antonio Conte to make better use of Christian Eriksen.

“Pireli will remain linked to Inter,” he told Gr Parlamento, referring to his company’s shirt sponsorship possibly ending next year.

“We don’t know how yet, but their projects will remain ambitious with Suning.

“Conte has extraordinary ability. We’ve left the old world, but we still don’t know what the new one will be like.

“For example, we left Inter with a ‘regista’ who was supposed to change the team in Eriksen.

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“Cavani’s been able to do extraordinary things and I hope he can repeat them in Nerazzurro.

“It’s clear that selling Lautaro would hurt, but with Cavani and Werner we could be stronger than with Lautaro and Icardi, especially if Eriksen returns to his Tottenham form.”


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INTER PURSUES WERNER AS HIS PRICE DROPS TO €50M

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Inter join race for Timo Werner whose price could drop to €50m if RB Leipzig don’t win the Bundesliga, but the Nerazzurri face competition from Liverpool for the German international.

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The San Siro outfit have allegedly targeted Werner as the ideal replacement should Lautaro Martinez move to Barcelona this summer.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, his release clause will drop from €60m to €50m if the club doesn’t win the League this year.

Die Roten Bullen are currently third in the German Bundesliga, trailing leaders Bayern Munich by five points, and are through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

But the newspaper points out that Liverpool, who are coached by the 24-year-old’s compatriot Jürgen Klopp, are prepared to fight the Nerazzurri for the Germany international’s signature.


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Liverpool ‘ask for more time in Werner pursuit as Reds consider €60m offer’

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Liverpool ‘have asked Timo Werner’s representatives for more time’ to submit an offer to RB Leipzig.

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The Reds want to see how the next few weeks develop to gain a better sense of how the transfer market will take shape from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

They remain interested in the German international, who has a release clause of €60 million, but have pleaded for more time to assess their options, according to the Guardian.

Before the pandemic put a halt to all football across Europe, Werner seemed destined for the exit door.

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And there remains a high chance that he will leave this summer with Anfield his preferred destination.

Chelsea are also thought to be interested, as are Inter Milan but it remains to be seen how distorted the transfer market becomes after clubs have taken a huge financial hit in recent months.

He is eager to sign his next contract away from the Bundesliga and informed Bayern Munich that a move would not be viable.

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Werner has scored 72 goals in 118 appearances and at 24 still has his best years ahead of him.

He would be Liverpool’s primary acquisition of the summer if they decide to make a move, although some have questioned whether they need to recruit the Leipzig star.

The front three of Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have been among the best triumvirates in Europe and it would appear difficult for Werner to break into the side.


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Timo Werner would be ‘fantastic’ signing for Liverpool, says Phil Thompson


TimoWerner is good enough to challenge Liverpool’s front three and would be a “fantastic” signing for the club, according to former Reds defender Phil Thompson.

The RB Leipzig forward is ready to sign for Liverpool if they pay his £52m release clause before it expires on June 15, but the Premier League leaders do not intend to make a move for him before this deadline.

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Werner has scored 88 goals in 150 games for Leipzig since joining the club in 2016 and Thompson believes the Germany international would thrive under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.

“I think he’ll give a realistic challenge to the front three. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino – they look as though they’re set,” said Thompson.

“We do have Divock Origi but I think everybody realises that he’s more of an impact player, for sort of the last 15, 20 minutes – but that’s not really good enough.

“We do need somebody a little bit better. Some people will say ‘Will Werner get in and will he want to come to Liverpool?’. I think he would and I think he does.

“You look at Manchester City, they’ve got two top class players in every position. That is what Liverpool need and I think Werner would help to give us that.

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“With the lure of Jurgen Klopp, I think that would tick the box for him, and I think he would be a fantastic signing. Something that we do actually need.”

While uncertainty remains over the transfer market in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Thompson is keen for Liverpool to reinforce their squad when business resumes.

“I think we do need a back-up for Andy Robertson. He does play a lot of games,” added Thompson.

“Neco Williams, at right-back, I do see him being able to cover for Trent [Alexander-Arnold], but I think at left-back – [Yasser] Larouci, the young lad we have is a really good player, but I think we need someone a bit more experienced.

“And I do think we need a bit of a creative player. I know they’re talking about Adam Lallana going, but he is that sort of player.

“If you go back five years you’d be looking to bring Lallana in. He’s the creative one in that hole behind Bobby Firmino, and I think that is an important place we can look to strengthen.”

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‘Sadio Mane is more than happy at Liverpool’
Reports in Spain claim Real Madrid are preparing a bid to sign Sadio Mane in the next transfer window but Thompson believes the forward is happy to remain with the European champions.

“We had the same thing with Mohamed Salah last summer, fending off Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus. I think it was the same the summer before after he had his first season,” said Thompson.

“These things always happen.

“Sadio Mane will [attract interest] as well because of the way he played – he was our best forward last year without a doubt and he does bring something great.

“If you’re asking me who is the one that is happier at our football club, I would say Sadio Mane and I would think he’s more than happy to be there.”

Thompson unfazed by Eredivisie decision
The Dutch Eredivisie has become the first major European league to cancel its season as a result of the coronavirus, with leaders Ajax denied the title, and promotion and relegation scrapped.

However, Thompson isn’t concerned that the decision will set a precedent for the Premier League, with Liverpool currently 25 points clear at the top of the table.

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“This league is possibly a little bit different,” he said.

“Ajax were only top on goal difference, you know then it could change within a couple of games. Ours is maybe cut and dry at the top.

“There is so much at stake in the Premier League, with the finances for the teams and whoever is going to play in Europe and the relegation situation. It’s a massive amount of money.

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“No disrespect to the Dutch league but it is not as competitive financially as the Premier League.”


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Dietmar Hamann Suggest Werner Wouldn’t Fit in at Liverpool Stating His Reasons


Former Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann insists that RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner wouldn’t fit in at Liverpool, amid strong rumours linking the striker with a move to Anfield this summer.

Werner has enjoyed an incredible season with Leipzig so far, scoring 27 goals and registering 12 assists in all competitions, which has understandably led to speculation linking him with a move to one of Europe’s elite clubs in the upcoming transfer window


Liverpool are believed to be in pole position to sign the 24-year-old – who has previously spoken out on his admiration for the Reds and their boss Jurgen Klopp – but his German compatriot Hamann believes the move wouldn’t be a good one for the world champions.

Speaking on The Athletic’s Steilcast podcast, Hamann claimed: “I don’t think he’s a player for Munich or Liverpool (with) the way they play at the moment. We’ve seen him in the national team in certain games when he plays out wide and he’s not tricky enough. You need trickery, you need to beat a man by shifting your weight.”


The German added: “I read quotes from journalists or people close to the club in Liverpool when he always said Liverpool is a great club (and that) Klopp is the greatest trainer, that he was a bit too forward in showing interest in going to Liverpool.

“Where’s he going to play? Even if Mane or Salah go, out wide is not his position and the centre-forward position, the way they do play, is probably the most crucial one.


“Firmino is probably a bit underrated in some people’s eyes. He’s a ball-playing centre-forward, he probably doesn’t get the goals that other players get. But he brings other players into position and that’s certainly not Werner’s game, so (it’s) a no from me.”

Liverpool are keen on attacking reinforcements this summer, with the runaway Premier League leaders currently somewhat over-reliant on their dynamic triumvirate upfront.

It has been reported that Werner has a release clause in his contract of around £50-55m – depending on the source.


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😱😱😱Mohamed Salah Can Stand As Sacrifice for Timo Werner’s Move


Liverpool fans have been warned that Mohamed Salah could be the man to make way for Timo Werner in their squad, should the German arrive at Anfield at the end of the season.

The Reds have been linked with a move for the RB Leipzig forward for some time now, and are favourites to secure his signing at the end of the current campaign as they aim to avoid their front line getting stale.


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Quoted on Reliable Sources while talking about his team of the season, pundit Charlie Nicholas said: “As much as Liverpool are talking about Timo Werner coming from RB Leipzig and potential other buys, it might be Salah that gets moved on. I would be careful about Mane, as I believe even Lionel Messi picked him as one of his Ballon d’Or choices.

“Salah has been great and Liverpool fans love him, but the two they may want to keep are Mane and Firmino. They have more options about them, not better players necessarily. Salah is that type as he gets the goals.”


Jamie Carragher, though, has insisted that Jurgen Klopp can keep things ticking over without having to sell any of their first-team players – either for financial reasons or for reasons of keeping players happy with their playing time.

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“No, they don’t need to let anybody go, they just need to add to the squad that they’ve got,” he told Viasport in February.


“Don’t forget that Liverpool never signed a player last summer so you would think there is a lot of money there waiting to be spent. Jurgen Klopp is maybe just waiting, another year on, some players have got another year older and then he can maybe refresh it.”

Werner’s arrival could, though, spell the end of backup striker Divock Origi’s time on Merseyside.


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Timo werner’s transfer talk between Liverpool and RB Leipzig not settled yet.


Timo Werner’s potential summer transfer to Liverpool has hit a stumbling block, with talks between the Reds and RB Leipzig yet to move past the informal stage.

This is owing to the uncertainty surrounding football due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which has caused the suspension of fixtures worldwide.


Liverpool are still very much interested in signing Werner and it was expected that they would’ve formalised a deal with RB Leipzig by this point, instead progress has significantly slowed.

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Speaking on The Athletic podcast (via This Is Anfield), Simon Hughes said: “Everything is changed. At the end of February people were expecting that Liverpool would not just ramp up their interest, but formalise it around this time.


“A lot of people have gone quiet on that [interest], but it seems like everything that has happened has slowed things down.

“Leipzig are going to be wanting to find out what’s happening with the Champions League, they could win the Bundesliga, they are having a great season.

“Nobody can afford to make decisions until they know when next season will start.


“At this stage from what I can tell, the discussions remain at the informal stage.”

Discussions over a deal for Werner could potentially last throughout the next transfer window should the season be extended into summer in order to allow clubs to fulfil their fixtures.

The German striker has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield for a while, having impressed for RB Leipzig since joining the club in 2016. He has contributed 88 goals for Die Roten Bullen as they transformed themselves from a second-tier side to a force to be reckoned with in Germany and beyond.

It is unclear what Jürgen Klopp’s intentions for the striker are, taking into account that Liverpool’s front three is already considered to be one of the best in world football. Regardless, Werner will strengthen an already formidable Liverpool side, should a deal be completed.


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Latest: Timo werner speak on Liverpool links ahead summer move


RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has admitted that he is honoured to be linked with Liverpool, but hinted that he may not be ready to make the move.

The Reds are believed to be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer, and Werner has been touted as one of their top targets.

Links to Werner have grown and grown in recent weeks, and the striker himself has clearly noticed them. He told Viasport that he was delighted with the rumours, but was eager to distance himself from a possible transfer.

“I know Liverpool is the best team in the moment in the world,” Werner said. “When you’re linked with that team it makes me very proud.


“But in case of that, it’s a pleasure but I know at Liverpool there are a lot of good players and I know I have to improve myself to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”

He’s not wrong about the strength of Liverpool’s squad. Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané have formed perhaps the most devastating attacking trio around, so forcing his way into the team could be a difficult task for Werner.

After scoring in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Tottenham, Werner took his tally for the season to 26 goals in 32 appearances this season. That form, coupled with the fact that he is expected to have a release clause of no more than €60m, has made him a wanted man.

Alongside Liverpool, Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for the 23-year-old, while Atlético Madrid are also thought to have expressed an interest.

If Werner does decide to leave Leipzig this summer, he will likely have plenty of options to choose between, and it could come down to which team can offer him the most minutes in the team.

At the moment, it looks like Liverpool might struggle in that regard. It’s hard to see Jürgen Klopp dropping any of Salah, Firmino or Mané, but the boss might have a few tricks up his sleeve to convince Werner to sign


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