Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp offers coy response to Timo Werner transfer hint

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pleased with Timo Werner’s kind words about the Premier League leaders, whom he described as “the best team in the world”. This comes amid speculation that the Reds are to make a move for Werner, who has been prolific throughout this season.

I prefer that when players speak about us they are positive, rather than saying ‘that’s the last club I would ever go to’

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

The RB Leipzig star striker has scored a staggering total of 27 goals in 33 appearances in all competitions this season and Express Sport understands Liverpool are keen on the German.

When asked about the Merseysiders’ interest the Germany international sang their praises and hinted that he would be open to a move to Anfield.

Klopp appreciated the 23-year-old’s compliments but wouldn’t confirm if the club will try to sign the £50million-rated star.

The German boss told Sky Sports: “I prefer that when players speak about us they are positive, rather than saying ‘that’s the last club I would ever go to’.

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“From that point of view it’s obviously nice, but that’s all – there’s nothing else to say about it.”

Liverpool remain undefeated in the Premier League and are on course to win their first title in 30 years.

However, Klopp insists there is still room for improvement and is solely focused on the next match at hand.

The Liverpool manager added ahead of Saturday’s clash against Watford at Vicarage Road (5.30pm): “There is so much more to come from us.



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“It’s really nice that we are so far away from perfection and still can get results.

“That means we have a lot of space for improvement and that’s exactly what we will do, this season and for sure next season as well.”

Klopp, though, will still be without team captain Jordan Henderson (hamstring) as well as James Milner (muscle strain) and Xherdan Shaqiri (calf).

However, the former Borussia Dortmund manager confirmed that they are all making progress in their respective rehabilitations.


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Klopp said: “All are coming much closer.

“Hendo is running, Millie is running even more. Not enough for this game, but we will see, especially with Millie, what we can do for Tuesday [against Chelsea in the FA Cup].

“I’m not sure about Hendo, and Shaq not yet. But all are coming close.”

Liverpool could be crowned Premier League champions by March 21 if they win their next four matches.

If the Reds win their next four fixtures in the league and City win their next three then the trophy will be going to Anfield and Pep Guardiola’s men will have to give a guard of honour to the champions at the Etihad on April 5.

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