‘Why ought to I discuss a switch for Chelsea?’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides quick shrift to a query on Timo Werner after the Reds missed out on the £53m RB Leipzig striker
- Jurgen Klopp was lower than impressed when requested about Timo Werner on Friday
- The German seemed more likely to be a part of Liverpool earlier than Chelsea swooped in as a substitute
- The coronavirus pandemic has pressured the Reds to rethink their switch technique
- Werner sealed a £53m transfer from Leipzig this week, value £170,000-per-week
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Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp shortly dismissed any discuss of Timo Werner becoming a member of Chelsea in his pre-match press convention on Friday, insisting he had ‘completely nothing to say about it’.
The Reds had been in pole place to land the highly-regarded German striker this summer season with Werner’s most well-liked vacation spot Anfield and Klopp even reportedly having had a video name with the RB Leipzig star.
But the coronavirus pandemic has pressured Liverpool to rethink their switch plans and, after making it clear to Werner that they’d not be following up on preliminary curiosity, Chelsea swooped in to deliver him to Stamford Bridge.
Jurgen Klopp shortly dismissed discuss of Liverpool’s unsuccessful pursuit of striker Timo Werner
Werner sealed a £53m transfer from RB Leipzig to Chelsea this week, value £170,000-per-week
Werner accomplished his £53million transfer from Leipzig on Thursday, placing pen to paper on a five-year contract value £170,000-per-week.
But when requested about Liverpool’s unsuccessful pursuit of Werner earlier than his facet tackle Everton on Sunday, Klopp was not within the temper to debate the internal workings of the deal.
‘That’s actually humorous’, Klopp responded to a query about Werner.
‘We do not discuss transfers we probably do and now I might discuss a switch of Chelsea. Funny. Why ought to I try this?
‘Absolutely nothing to say about it. Timo Werner is a extremely good soccer participant and now he performs for Chelsea subsequent season. That’s it.’
Werner, who will depart RB Leipzig as their all-time main scorer, has 32 in all competitions to date this season.
Werner scored his 26th Bundesliga objective of the season on Wednesday earlier than sealing transfer
The 24-year-old paid tribute to Leipzig supporters in a goodbye message on his Instagram
He has two extra video games left for Leipzig – one towards Borussia Dortmund and one towards FC Augsburg – and he’ll then depart the Bundesliga facet to affix up along with his new team-mates.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was way more keen to debate his new prized asset on Friday, being vastly complimentary of Werner each on and off the pitch.
‘Timo’s expertise, humility and work ethic is one factor that stood out after I talked to him,’ Lampard stated forward of his facet’s journey to Aston Villa.
‘I feel he’s clearly a participant we appreciated. I’ve definitely adopted him for some time simply as a gifted participant earlier than I took this job. He will strengthen us, he is a big expertise who had a implausible season.’
Chelsea, at the moment fourth forward of their first sport again following a three-month hiatus for the coronavirus pandemic, are making ready to tackle struggling Villa.
Liverpool, in the meantime, might have the Premier League title wrapped up by this time subsequent week in the event that they beat Everton on Sunday and Crystal Palace subsequent Wednesday.