Two of the most respected sports journalists in the game, David Ornstein and Christian Falk, have both claimed Jurgen Klopp held a virtual meeting with Timo Werner during Easter – with the former outlining that another was held before the lockdown started in mid-March.
Naturally, both these tweets went viral with Liverpool fans jumping all over them – sharing and commenting in their thousands.
True: @honigstein told @btsportfootball that there was already a virtual meeting between Jürgen Klopp and @TimoWerner. According to our Information it take place arround easter @SPORTBILD @altobelli13
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) May 25, 2020
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) May 25, 2020
EOTK can reveal that Klopp wanted to meet Werner in person, but the lockdown put that idea to bed and a virtual meeting was therefore deemed sufficient.
The German striker scored a hat-trick for Rb Leipzig while playing as a false-9 at the weekend, with many watching Reds salivating at the prospect of him linking up with our own world-class attackers.
Werner is rapid, can pull wide to either flank and would be a massive upgrade on Divock Origi – who’d likely become surplus to requirements if we bought the 24-year-old.