Meanwhile, Liverpool were believed to be frontrunners in the race to sign Werner before Chelsea took action.
And Jurgen Klopp has now revealed why the Reds won’t be landing the RB Leipzig star in this summer’s transfer window.
“There are a lot of good players on this planet,” Klopp told said.
“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’s going to be fine in the future.
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