Timo Werner has opened up on snubbing Liverpool for Chelsea, as the two Premier League clubs prepare to face each other this weekend.

The 24-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge this summer in a transfer worth £47.6 million, after months of speculation linking him with the Reds.

It is believed Liverpool hesitated in submitting an official bid because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Chelsea pounced and struck a deal for Werner, who declined to play in the Champions League knockout stages for RB Leipzig, so he can make a strong start for Frank Lampard’s men

“There are some other clubs like Liverpool, they have a great team and maybe I could fit good in some other team.

“But in the end, I decided for Chelsea, because it was the best decision I could take, not only because of the style of football but also what they have shown me.

“I think it was a hard decision but I am very, very excited and proud and happy that I decided like this,” Werner told a news conference.”


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