After confirmation of the move to Chelsea for the reported Liverpool target, Jurgen Klopp was not inclined to discuss Timo Werner.
With Liverpool believed to be the early front runners for the signature of Germany international, whereas RB Leipzig star Werner caught the attention of several European heavyweight clubs.
This week revealing the deal, Chelsea stumped up £47.5million (€53 m) to secure his services.
The Liverpool manager wasn’t keen to talk about the new addition at Stamford Bridge and on Sunday Klopp’s waiting champions resumed their pre-match news conference campaign at Everton.
“We don’t really judge for new players coming in, typically the first two, three or four months,” Klopp said.
“I know the public does, and that means we always have to explain why this or that is not the way it is.”
“The more time you receive benefits, for whatever reason. We had four weeks that is the longest pre-season I’ve ever had with any side of Liverpool together, by the way.
“That’s a huge difference, usually for one [week] we ’re all together, last year it wasn’t even a week since Sadio [Mane] came back.”
Klopp added: “That’s how it helped, and Taki, 100%. He looks really different at the moment from the first three weeks when he tried to please everyone and do whatever we say, and he’s not 100 % comfortable with that in a language.”
“He had much more time to settle now and he was settling down.”