Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has praised Chelsea striker Timo Werner ahead of Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will have an opportunity to make a statement about their new ambition after the summer spending spree as they take on reigning Premier League champions Liverpool this weekend.

The Blues unfortunately will not be able to showcase their full strength, given their injury list which includes a few new signings Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, and Thiago Silva.

Two new Bundesliga imports Werner and Kai Havertz will be available, though, and they could be crucial for Frank Lampard’s plan for the fixture.

Liverpool left-back Robertson said he watched Chelsea’s win over Brighton last Monday and was impressed by Werner.

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He told The Times: “I watched the game and he looked really good, very quick.

“Without getting his goal, he brought a different dimension to Chelsea.”

The Germany international had a positive debut and helped the team to win by winning the penalty for the first goal.

Werner surely hopes to score his first competitive goal in Chelsea shirt soon and there would not be a better opportunity than Liverpool at home, would it?

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Robertson also implied that Lampard’s men could pose threats to Liverpool’s ambition to retain the title.

Asked about what Klopp has asked from his squad, he said: “It’s to forget about all the outside noise; Man City being favourites, [Manchester] United finishing last season strong, and Chelsea spending a lot of money and maybe being in the race.”

 

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