Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes in-demand striker Timo Werner would be better off going to either Manchester United or Chelsea rather than his former club as he could have more opportunities to play.
The RB Leipzig striker has scored 20 goals in 22 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and found the back of the net against Tottenham on Wednesday in his side's 1-0 Champions League victory in north London.
The 23-year-old has been strongly linked with a switch to Liverpool , with the Reds reportedly willing to offer around £60m for the player, but writing in his column for Sky in Germany Hamann said a move to Anfield could prove to be a mistake.
"Timo Werner has continuously improved, he has scored again in the Champions League and has already scored more than 20 goals in the Bundesliga this season," Hamann said.
"I trust him to play in a very big team soon. It is of course an honour for him to be linked with Liverpool. The question is: does he match Liverpool? For me he is strongest when he comes through the middle and can use his greatest weapon: his speed.
"With (Roberto) Firmino, Liverpool have a striker who is always playable and connects a lot with his team-mates. If Werner went to Liverpool, I would rather see him outside, but there are two absolute grenades in the team with (Sadio) Mane and (Mohamed) Salah.
"If none of the three strikers get injured or move, he won’t play and I don’t think that’s what he wants. Liverpool is the absolute benchmark, but in my view he would be better suited to Manchester United or Chelsea."
United's need for a striker is well-documented, while Blues boss Frank Lampard was also chasing a forward in January, so there could prove to be quite the battle for Werner when the transfer window re-opens in the summer.