Jurgen Klopp lifts the lid on what he thinks of Timo Werner after deal collapses
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp suggested there is no bad blood between him and Timo Werner ahead of his transfer to Chelsea.
The Reds were in hot pursuit of the Germany international, but were forced to pull the plug on the deal due to financial reasons brought on by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea swooped and are now in advanced talks with the RB Leipzig star. The south-west London club is expected to trigger Werner’s £54million release clause next week.
Reports claim that Klopp is still on ‘good terms’ with Werner, despite him all-but agreeing to sign for Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea.
And the Reds manager has seemingly confirmed this, referring to the RB Leipzig forward as a “great player”.
Klopp told Sky Germany: “There are a lot of good players on this planet. Timo Werner is a great player, Kai Havertz is a great player.
“Right time, opportunity – everything has to come together. Six, seven weeks ago, we didn’t know if we could play again this year.
“If we hadn’t played the second half of the season, we would have thought, ‘OK, when can you really play football again?’ And now it starts right away.
“We act as if everything is already settled. It’s not settled. We use this little loophole we’ve been left to play football again. Everything else we have to see the moment it happens. We can’t pretend now that everything is going to be fine in the future.”
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