The Germany international was heavily linked to the Reds in 2020, although details of a court case now claim the club first approached him in 2019, according to The mirror .
Various reports last summer have indicated that both Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp want the forward to function as an alternative attacking option to Roberto Firmino.
Werner plied his trade in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, where he scored 34 goals in the 2019/20 season.
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However, in the end, the Reds opted not to move for Werner and instead signed Wolves’ Diogo Jota for a long-term deal.
This opened the door for Chelsea who paid the £ 48million release clause in Werner’s Leipzig contract.
Now a report in The mirror details a lawsuit between Werner’s agent Karl-Heinz Forster and his former partner Murat Lokurlu.
Evidence submitted by Lokurlu in connection with the financial disagreement includes a number of WhatsApp discussions detailing an apparent proposed transfer for Werner in 2019.
According to Lokurlu’s lawyer, Werner was in talks with Liverpool and Bayern Munich about a possible move in February 2019.
The documents submitted claim that Liverpool offered Werner a salary of almost £ 10.3million per year and almost £ 21.5million in bonuses.
But Werner reportedly decided to sign a pre-contract deal with Bayern Munich instead, which was later canceled after the striker discovered senior club officials were unwilling to bring him in, Goal reports.
He then signed a contract extension with Leipzig and eventually ended up at Liverpool’s Premier League rivals Chelsea a year later, where he had a mixed first season in England despite winning the Champions League.
Speaking of the transfer in June, Werner told Bild, via football.london : “I have often asked myself: was it good, was it bad?
“Now I can say it was the right step and the best decision. “