Liverpool ‘will not battle Chelsea for Timo Werner’

Liverpool have allegedly conceded defeat in their pursuit of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, and the Anfield side will not battle Chelsea for the striker.

it was reported that Chelsea s have agreed a deal to bring the 24-year-old to Stamford Bridge on a five-year contract.

Liverpool have long been credited with an interest in the prolific frontman, but it appears that Chelsea have beaten them in the race to sign Werner.

Liverpool where reluctant to sign the Germany international’s £54m release clause amid the Covid-19 pandemic, and according to the Evening Standard, Jurgen Klopp side will not attempt to hijack Chelsea’s bid for the former Stuttgart man.

The report claims that Klopp is confident in the ability of his current attackers – with Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino expected to step up to the plate while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane take part in the Africa Cup of Nations next year.

Werner has netted 25 timesduring the 2019-20 campaign as Leipzig sit third in the Bundesliga table.

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