Liverpool have long been credited with an interest in the prolific frontman, but it appears that Chelsea have beaten them in the race for Werner's signature.
Jurgen Klopp's side were supposedly reluctant to trigger the Germany international's £54m release clause amid the coronavirus pandemic, and according to the Evening Standard, Liverpool will not attempt to hijack Chelsea's bid for the former Stuttgart man.
The report claims that Klopp is confident in the ability of his current attackers - with Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino expected to step up to the plate while Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane take part in the Africa Cup of Nations next year.
Werner has netted 25 times in the Bundesliga during the 2019-20 campaign as Leipzig lie third in the table. body check tags ::