‘As I keep saying about all the players who come from foreign leagues, they have to be given some time to adjust. I’m confident they will adjust quickly. We will work towards that. I will like to see Timo coming up against a fantastic Liverpool defence tomorrow. I have no worries with how he will approach it in terms of the size, speed and strength of Liverpool. I’m sure Timo will back himself and give everything.’
Like with all new prospective signings, Lampard said research had been done into Werner the person as well as Werner the player. What was discovered provided further proof the attacker is going to be a huge hit at Stamford Bridge.
‘I asked some people about him. We had a player who was on loan at Leipzig last year, Ethan Ampadu, which was an obvious connection. There are easy ways to look in to player’s lives in the modern day with social media and all of that.