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Liverpool boss Klopp holds 'virtual' meeting with RB Leipzig striker Werner

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has held a 'virtual' meeting with Timo Werner in recent weeks, says German football expert Ralph Honigstein.

The RB Leipzig striker, who scored a hat-trick in Sunday's 5-0 win over Mainz, has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester United.

But Honigstein thinks there is a strong chance he will join the Reds.

"I think it depends on what Liverpool want to do because Werner's been on the record saying he wants to go there and he is available because of a release clause which at the worst would cost about £55m," he said.

"So far Liverpool have been linked closely and there has been a meeting between him and Jurgen Klopp, at least a virtual one over the last few weeks.

"I think they're a bit hesitant to pull the trigger because they haven't quite figured out how much of a financial problem the coronavirus will present itself to football, coming over the next month in the Premier League.

"I think he's waiting for things to fall into shape and it could be that the transfer window is much later than usual. This kind of deal would have been announced in April/May, this time it could be August or September, but I stil think there's a very strong chance he'll end up at Liverpool."

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