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Jurgen Klopp explains why they decided to pull out of race for Timo Werner

standard: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has moved to explain why they decided against pursuing their interest in Timo Werner.

The RB Leipzig striker is admired at Anfield and Liverpool were believed to be his most likely destination, before the news broke last week that Chelsea were set to sign the Germany international.

Standard Sport understands that Chelsea hope to complete a deal for the 24-year-old this week, with Werner set to sign a long-term deal worth around £9million-a-year.

Werner has a buy-out clause of £53m, and Klopp insists that – in the current financial climate brought about by the coronavirus pandemic – he could not morally sanction such a deal.

“All clubs are losing money,” Klopp told Sky Germany. “How do I discuss with the players about things like salary waivers and on the other hand buy a player for £50-60m — we’d have to explain.

“If you want to take it seriously and run a normal business you depend on income.

“And we have no idea how much the club will earn — especially because we don’t know when we can start playing in front of spectators again.

“At the moment, without spectators, we have to pay back on season tickets and probably sell none next year. At least maybe the first 10 or 15 games. VIP areas won’t be packed and tickets won’t be sold.”

Source: Published by standard

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Segun John
Segun John
3 months ago

That is true they don’t need him at all

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
3 months ago

Chelsea needs Timo Werner more than Liverpool anyway. I just hope Klopp doesn’t regret not signing him later

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
3 months ago

Klopp is right,the signing will have a negative financial effect on Liverpool.

Omorotionmwan Eseosa
Omorotionmwan Eseosa
3 months ago

Signing him now will have a negative financial effect

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
3 months ago

Klopp have a point there they need to considered financial aspect since no revenue is coming in,no tickets to sell to spectators are not allow on the pitch

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
3 months ago

Dey HV Firmino n Origi.. so I dnt think loosing Werner would really hurt dem

Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
Ayodele Adeyemi Fortune
3 months ago

My opinion about Liverpool fc is that,they doesn’t sign for likeness sake.

Odunlami Soliu Omololu
Odunlami Soliu Omololu
3 months ago

Jurgen klopp is right.U have to look at Profit and loss in any business.

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
3 months ago

Well done boss, your reason is understandable

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
3 months ago

Werner only have interest in Chelsea more than every other club , and Chelsea is the only club he can play regularly. So it is better for Liverpool to set their eyes from Werner.

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
3 months ago

Klopp has a sensitive point there

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
3 months ago

now the coach is complaining about finance of the club so for now they cannot sign him

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
3 months ago

That’s really great from Klopp, I really agree with him.

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
3 months ago

True

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
3 months ago

They don’t like him again

Ibiyemi abiola abass
Ibiyemi abiola abass
3 months ago

Wow.. What a good deal

Grace Mark
Grace Mark
3 months ago

That is a good decision, putting others in consideration one of the best coach.

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
3 months ago

That’s true they don’t need him like that

NUHU A BILLAH
NUHU A BILLAH
3 months ago

That was a good decision, but I hope Liverpool will not regret signing him later

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
3 months ago

Liverpool should keep more trying on their possible best to make his signature

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
3 months ago

Thanks for the information

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
3 months ago

Brilliant decision so far by klopp.
It’s really not a balanced trade

Onyemechi Francis uche
Onyemechi Francis uche
3 months ago

Very true

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
3 months ago

Liverpool do not need him

Akeem Omobolaji
Akeem Omobolaji
3 months ago

They already get full squard

Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
Adeleke Tunde Ridwan
2 months ago

What a brilliant thought from klop .he Is more concern of the clubs welfare not selfish about fortifying the team.great attribute