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Timo Werner has revealed why he chose Chelsea over Liverpool as the Blues are preparing to face the Reds on Sunday, September 20.
Werner was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, however, eventually, he ended up joining Chelsea during this summer transfer window.
In an exclusive interview with The Athletic, Werner was asked how close he came to joining Liverpool.
“In another world, it could have happened,” Werner said. “If LFC call, you have to listen and think about it. They are one of the best teams on the world, with a super coach — a German coach to boot. Of course you think about that.
“But in the end, my decision went Chelsea’s way. Not because there was anything wrong with Liverpool. But at Chelsea, the whole package was a better fit for me.”
“He called me and we talked about his idea of football and his idea of how the way the team would look like. It all sounded good to me, especially the way he talked to me,” Werner added.
“It wasn’t like, ‘I’m the coach and I want you. Please come!’ He was very relaxed, asking me how I saw things, how I felt about playing here or there. And I was able to voice my opinion as well. He listened. In many aspects, we were in close agreement.
“Klopp wants to play a pressing game, taking the game to the opposition. He wants quick transitions but to be good in possession as well. He said, ‘Timo, you will be free to make the right moves on the pitch, I trust you.’ It was a very good conversation.”
source – TEAMtalk
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