Timo Werner vows to be fit for Liverpool despite knock during Premier League debut
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Timo Werner vows to be fit for Liverpool despite knock during Premier League debut

Chelsea's Timo Werner termed his English Premier League debut as 'fun' and vowed to be ready when the Blues face Liverpool on Sunday.

The German striker was signed from RB Leipzig for £47.5million this summer, and he marked his debut by winning a penalty that gave the Blues the lead in the first half.

The 24-year-old then picked up a knock after being fouled by Seagulls goalkeeper Mat Ryan and this inhibited him for the remainder of the game, but he still played a full 90 minutes and quickly quashed any fear he might miss next weekend’s clash with champions Liverpool.

"The knee of the goalkeeper hit me directly in the muscle and it went very hard," he told Sky Sports.

"The rest of the game it hurt a lot. I couldn't do some movements because the muscle went very hard, but at the end I'm happy that we won.

"I don't care about this (injury). In one week it will be good. We did a good game today, we did well, and I'm happy I won the penalty because it was important for our game."

On whether he would be fit for the Liverpool meeting, Werner added: “Of course – for games like this, you’re always fit.”

Werner added: “Premier League is different football.”

“I never played against three defenders like this, so tall, big, massive defenders.

“But the game for me is really fun because especially in the first half I had a lot of space where I can do my runs. I think when we go like this and make the passes we missed today we’ll get a lot of chances.”

The Blues won 3-1 and they will play Liverpool next in the Premier League.