Former Chelsea defender explains Jurgen Klopp’s Timo Werner decision

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Timo Werner was strongly linked with a move to Liverpool before Chelsea hijacked the deal.

The 24-year-old German striker is now set to join Chelsea, with reports claiming that he has agreed a five year deal with the Blues.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to have agreed privately with Werner after having talks with the German striker. Liverpool then backed out of the deal despite Klopp’s wishes, leaving Chelsea to hijack the deal.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson trusts Klopp’s judgment and believes that the Liverpool boss usually makes the right decisions when it comes to transfers.

“It looks as if Liverpool won’t be signing Werner which is obviously disappointing for Liverpool fans, but I wouldn’t worry too much about it,” Johnson told BETDAQ.

“They’ve shown in the past that when they recruit they more often than not get it right, so I think you’ve just got to let them find the right players.

“Everyone thought Mohamed Salah was pricey when they signed him and look how much he’s worth now, so I’m sure there are players they’re looking at besides Werner.

“At the end of the day, Liverpool have plenty of pulling power nowadays and if they really wanted Werner, I think they would have gone out and got him, so for whatever reason they’ve decided against that.

“They have been far and away the best side in the league this season and while you don’t need to fix something that isn’t broken, successful teams should always be looking to strengthen and rebuild again.

“It might not be the players who are going to be in the first team straight away, but you’ve always got to be looking ahead and the players who are brought in should be chosen with that in mind.”

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