Jovic can play on the wings or deeper... it just doesn't make the most of his set of skills. Occasionally him and Rebic will mix it up and he'll be on the right.... and he has a decent cross (there was a nice one against Shaktar).Given that, why does Werner not have any dribbles? Is he playing as a poacher for Leipzig? I watched the replay of their game against Bayern and to be honest I don't remember noticing him too much.
But he's one of the highest goals and xG young players (23 and younger) in Europe, along with (non-Mbappe division) Piatek, Jovic, M Dembele, Martial and above...well everyone else, including Havertz and Sancho. His goals/90 production rivals Mane and Salah (albeit in a weaker league, of course). But Jovic has as many completed dribbles and a better success rate.
I had kind of written off Jovic as too much of a poacher to fit, not enough buildup involvement. But Werner doesn't seem too much better. But he's very fast, obviously, which leaves me confused.
However, given he is extremely lethal in the box, and doesn't often score from outside, it is probably a tactical decision to have him as close to the net as possible. Thus, you won't see him heavily involved in the build-up despite his ability to dribble and pick out a pass. That isn't to say that he can't... he is just disproportionally good in the box.
Otherwise Jovic is quite well-rounded: decent dribbling, ok speed, good first-touch, some strength but absolutely lethal in the box. We have Ox and Wilson... and the rest of our forwards are very versatile too. I just don't see why we couldn't support a top player playing in his favourite position most of the time.
No he isn't a replica of Mane and Salah... even other top players aren't and have their own characteristics. But he'll score bucket loads from the service of Robertson and TAA though, and will likely help us against teams that park the bus.
On Werner, provided he works hard and his attitude is right, I think he'll be a success. I don't think he is quite as good as Jovic but heck Klopp can even get Origi firing at a decent clip. And Werner is a different level to start with, so I'd be excited to see him. Would still prefer Jovic though.