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Barnes: Jota always better fit for Liverpool than Chelsea's Werner

Liverpool great John Barnes rates Diogo Jota as the better option for the Reds than Chelsea striker Timo Werner.

Chelsea beat the Reds to the signing of Werner from RB Leipzig over the summer.

"Timo Werner is doing well and I'm sure he could have fit into what Liverpool wanted, but Liverpool want a player that wants to come to them," Barnes said, speaking to BonusCodeBets.co.uk.

"From the financial point of view, they would have paid the £48m that Chelsea have for Werner without a problem, but maybe Werner wanted to guarantee that he was going to play in every single week, which he does at Chelsea and he may not necessarily have got that at Liverpool, just as Jota hasn't.

"From Werner's point of view, he would not have been guaranteed a starting place at Liverpool. Perhaps it's a decision he made and one Liverpool made in terms of wanting the player that would be happy to be a part of a squad as Jota is."

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