Klopp: “Werner is a fantastic player, but …”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp explained why his club did not activate for the recruitment of Timo Werner.

Timo Werner had been destined for Liverpool for a long time, but it was in the end Chelsea that he would land. Despite the denials from the Leipzig leadership, the German international is close to joining the Blues. The Reds have taken a step back on this issue.

John Barnes, the club’s former legend, said that the Werner course was abandoned because Jurgen Klopp did not want it. But is this really the reality? Has the German technician really turned his back on his compatriot? The reality would be more nuanced.

The European champion’s boss raised the Werner case in an interview for Sky Sports. For him is the striker from Leipzig but also Kai Havez “Two Magnificent Players”, but now it’s just not time to waste on the transfer market. “It is quite quiet right now with us, so is the case. All normal business depends on income and then we do not know how much we will earn”, he said, before admitting: “Right now, all clubs are losing money. Without spectators, we have to pay back the subscriptions and probably not sell anything for next year. At least maybe for the first 10 or 15 games. VIP areas will not be crowded and tickets will not be sold. “

Klopp insists that all these losses linked to the coronavirus crisis must be taken into account when looking for reinforcements. “All this will affect other partners and things will be a little different. Talk to players about things like salary cuts and buy a player for 60-70M €, explain it “, concluded the ex-manager of BVB.