However the disallowed goal and some other chances not taken, when the German fired at Alisson or narrowly wide, means he has one Premier League goal in four months. Despite those figures and the frustration of coming so close to a goal yesterday evening, Thomas Tuchel does not feel the need to give Werner any special support.
‘I demand 100 per cent in every training and I don’t allow self-pity,’ he explains.
‘There is no need for self-pity. He is a privileged guy and full of talent and he plays football in one of the best clubs in the world, in the best league in the world. So no need for self-pity and to worry too much.
‘The only responsibility we have together is to bring the best in him out and the only way I know is on the training pitch and in the games. Put in the effort, put yourself in the state of mind that you are ready to play for us at the highest level, and he is doing this, and then you will be rewarded. I am very sure.
‘I am absolutely happy with his performance against Liverpool. It was another step forward.’