Jurgen Klopp says Timo Werner and Kai Haverts are 'great players' despite Liverpool seemingly missing out on the chance to secure the services of the two.
Liverpool were linked with Werner but it seems like they've lost the battle to Chelsea as it was revealed that the Blues are close to securing the move for the striker. Another rising star in the Bundesliga is Havertz, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United. The Reds are also interested in signing Havertz but face competition from Bayern Munich, with reports suggesting that he could be on his way to the Germany machines.
Klopp, who confirmed the admiration of the duo while said that the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic complicated any hopes of his club landing them.
"There are a lot of good players on this planet. Timo Werner is a great player, Kai Havertz is a great player," he told Sky German.
"Right time, opportunity - everything has to come together. Six, seven weeks ago, we didn't know if we could play again this year. If we hadn't played the second half of the season, we would have thought, 'OK, when can you really play football again?' And now it starts right away."
"We act as if everything is already settled. It's not settled. We use this little loophole we've been left to play football again. Everything else we have to see the moment it happens. We can't pretend now that everything's going to be fine in the future."
RB Leipzig CEO Mintzlaff denied the reports that Chelsea agreed to sign the striker this summer before Leipzig took on SC Paderborn in a Bundesliga clash that saw the two teams settle for a 1-1 draw.