Werner admits that choosing Chelsea over Liverpool was 'a tough decision'
The former RB Leipzig's star was on top of Liverpool transfer targets until the COVID-19.
Timo Werner has spoken that choosing Chelsea was a tough decision for him following his earlier commitment to a club in the Premier League.
The Chelsea new boy was the top transfer target for Jurgen Klopp’s side before the coronavirus struck.
Liverpool had a good transfer dealing with RB Leipzig subsequent to Naby Keita’s move and were favorites to land Timo Werner the next season.
The 24-year old German spoke upright about the Reds team for a couple of times knowing very well that his destination in the Premier League was Anfield and nowhere else.
Italian journalist, Nico Schira revealed earlier that the Reds have offered the Italian a long term contract and the player will receive €8m per year plus bonuses until 2025.
When football was put on hold for three months, everything changed and Klopp’s pursuance of the speedster halted after Reds flopped in activating the £52m release clause of the 24-year old.
"Yes, I think when I decided to leave Leipzig, I talked to different clubs, and next to Chelsea, I spoke to other clubs," Werner said at a press conference.
"For me, I don't want to talk too much about other clubs.
"Of course, there are some other clubs like Liverpool who have a great team. Maybe I could fit in other teams but, in the end, I decided Chelsea because it was the best decision I could take. Not only the style of football but because of what they showed me.
"Yes, it was a hard decision in the end but I am very excited, proud, and happy that I decided this. Now I am here for maybe two months, and it feels right, good and the team is brilliant. We have some very good but calm and nice players.
"It is fun to play at Chelsea, be part of the team, and be part of what we start here. We can do very well with this team in the next few months and years."
The German will play against Liverpool on Sunday in the Premier League second fixture.