"He is one of the best coaches we had in Germany," said Werner. "Not to attack our manager, but over the past years he won the most titles. He has a very nice personality — a personality that the German people love, because he seems like fun.
"The Germans love the types like Thomas Muller, Jurgen Klopp — they have empathy. They say what they think, and that is really important in this business, to not fake something."
Werner also spoke about the possibility of joining Klopp on Merseyside before he joined Chelsea in 2020.
“When I was in Leipzig, I had the possibility to come to the Premier League," Werner said. "Liverpool were also in my thoughts and were a big possibility for me, but at the end I decided for Chelsea and I won the Champions League title last year. It was not the worst decision.”
Timo Werner on Jurgen Klopp:
"He is one of the best coaches we had in Germany. Not to attack our manager, but over the past years he won the most titles. He has a very nice personality — a personality that the German people love, because he seems like fun." #awlive [daily star] pic.twitter.com/9ncMLZgJtJ
Anfield Watch Verdict
At the time, it seemed like we made a massive mistake not signing Werner. However, after only scoring 23 goals in 89 games for Chelsea, the Reds might've dodged a bullet.
Saying that I do think that if Timo joined Liverpool he would've become a much better player than he is currently at Chelsea.
Klopp's system suited him to the ground and he was the number nine that we desperately needed at the time.
Another congratulations is in order for Michael Edwards and his transfer team for not rushing into a deal and waiting for the correct players.