Jurgen Klopp flat-batted talk about Timo Werner signing for Liverpool when asked about the German player on Friday.
Ahead of his news conference at Melwood, Sky Sports interviewed Klopp and asked the German boss about Liverpool’s prospects of signing the RB Leipzig forward.
Klopp though was characteristically cagey.
Asked if Werner, who has spoken fondly about Liverpool and Klopp recently, was angling for a move to Liverpoo, Klopp said: “Like always we have nothing to say about that, but I prefer that when players talk about us they are positive, rather than saying ‘we’re the last club they would ever go to’.
“So from that point of view it is nice, but there is nothing else to say.”
Only this week Sky Sports’ ‘insider’ Kaveh Solhekol claimed “Werner’s future is in Klopp’s hands”.
The reporter said Werner “favours a move to Liverpool” and as long as Klopp decides to activate his £50m release clause and convinces him he will play, a deal will be done.
The Germany international has 27 goals to his name in just 33 outings so far this season, with RB Leipzig challenging for both domestic and Champions League glory.
However, the indications are that the 23-year-old will leave Germany this summer and Liverpool could be his destination after recently talking up the club and Klopp.
Werner told ViasportFotball of reported linking him with a move to Anfield earlier this month: “Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the world at the moment.
“When you’re linked with that team it makes you very proud but in case of that, it’s a pleasure, but I know Liverpool have a lot of good players.”