After months of the Reds’ public courting from the German international, Liverpool chose to stay out of the race before Werner completed his transfer to Stamford Bridge on Thursday.
There has been constant speculation over the decision to avoid a £ 50m deal for Leipzig star striker Jurgen Klopp who appears to be outlining the club’s position on the matter earlier this month.
“There are a lot of good players on this planet,” said Klopp. “Timo Werner is a great player, Kai Havertz is a great player.
“At the right time, the opportunity – everything has to come together. Six, seven weeks ago, we didn’t know if we could play again this year.
“If you want to take this seriously and run a normal business and depend on your income and don’t know how much you will earn … especially because we don’t know when we can start playing with the spectators again.” ”
With Liverpool on the verge of winning the Premier League, another calm summer is on the cards at Anfield as the Reds try to readjust after having had no income for more than three months due of football suspension.
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And Heskey thinks that Klopp could be forced to discharge some marginal players from his team before he can increase his ranks on the transfer market this summer.
The former Liverpool striker said, “I think you have to understand in this sense that you have players who want new contracts and you can’t give them away if you’ve spent X million dollars on [Werner] from.
“I understand that, but again, if you don’t buy players or bring in new recruits, you’re standing still.
“It’s one of those things where you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place and you really have to find the balance for it.
“I think they may have to bring in new players, but it’s like most clubs they have to get rid of before they sanction this. ”
Takumi Minamino is the only senior Liverpool recruit to pay money on the market since the £ 65 million move to Alisson Becker in July 2018.
Japanese international Minamino joined the Reds in January after the £ 7m release clause was triggered in his contract with Red Bull Salzburg.