Former Liverpool striker gives his take on potential Bundesliga signings for Reds

Former Liverpool striker gives his take on potential Bundesliga signings for Reds

Emile Heskey says that both Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig look like they would be ideal signings for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Heskey played 150 games for Liverpool under Gérard Houllier between 2000 and 2004. He scored 39 goals for the club and was part of the treble-winning side of the 2000/01 season.

In a recent interview with GentingBet, Heskey gave his view on the suitability of Sancho for Klopp’s Reds squad.

“When you look at Jadon Sancho’s age, he will always be an asset to Liverpool.

“In two to three years, you’ve got an ageing Liverpool side – even though in this day and age and with the fitness levels of all the players, age is nothing.

“But having someone young, fresh and dynamic coming in, it will only add to the squad and I think that is where Jürgen is going to be looking at next.

“What can he add to the squad that is going to give Liverpool that little bit more longevity?

“When you look at the Liverpool frontline, you’ve got Mane and Salah as the goal-getters and that is exactly what they do well.

“They command a respect from defenders as a result. You’d like to think that Sancho has the quality to get in the side but it will be very tough to get in ahead of Salah or Mane.”

Heskey was also asked for his thoughts on Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. The forward is rumoured to be very interested in a move to Liverpool at the earliest opportunity.

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“Timo Werner is another young player who has done phenomenally well. When you’re bringing in young players, you want ones that are tried and tested, who knows what it takes to perform at the top level.

“Those players are always going to be an asset. Werner looks phenomenal – his pace looks great. Klopp obviously knows a lot about the German League as well, so I’m sure he’ll be keen to get his teeth stuck into him.”

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