Plenty of Liverpool fans have implored Jurgen Klopp not to abandon his pursuit of Timo Werner even though the manager may be forced to break with a familiar routine.
German media outlet Sport Bild reported that the Reds manager is keen to meet with the RB Leipzig striker in person before deciding whether to actively try to bring him to Anfield, a stance he maintains for all prospective Liverpool signings. However, due to travel restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the prospects of a face-to-face meeting now seem minimal, with the story relayed on Twitter by Empire of the kop (@empireofthekop).
Jurgen Klopp had plans to meet Timo Werner around this time before committing to a transfer, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it an impossibility ?? https://t.co/bU2OID0hJG
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 15, 2020
According to the Daily Mail, Klopp hopes to activate the £51m release clause in Werner’s contract before it expires on 15 June, with Bayern Munich also in the hunt to sign the Germany striker (as per Sport Bild). The 24-year-old has excelled for RB Leipzig this season, scoring 27 goals for Julian Nagelsmann’s side and helping them to reach the Champions League quarter-finals last month.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter have begged Klopp to consider breaking with habit and utilising technological means to communicate with Werner rather than simply giving up in the chase for him:
Surely a video call is manageable? Might not quite be the same as face-to-face but surely the best viable alternative
— IrishScouser (@irish_scouser) April 15, 2020
Make the zoom call don’t pull out now…
— Addy? (@addykted_) April 15, 2020
why can’t he just call him?
— AB1 (@GoldenGloveAB1) April 15, 2020
Can he not video call??
— BELFAST BANTER (@liamball31) April 15, 2020
Can video call him…we have the technology
— ……. (@deltron14) April 15, 2020
— Kbear 77 (@77Kbear) April 15, 2020
Liverpool fans, should Klopp use technological means to discuss a potential Anfield move with Werner if travel restrictions make a face-to-face meeting impossible? Have your say by commenting below!