David Maddock special: Why Liverpool are not signing Werner | Chelsea’s gamble | Interest in Aouar | Atletico Madrid, three months on

Paul Wheelock speaks to David Maddock, the Daily Mirror’s Northern Football Correspondent, for a special podcast. David has covered Liverpool for nearly 30 years and so he is well placed to offer his insight and opinion on the club’s huge progress under Jurgen Klopp. That progress will see the Reds crowned Premier League champions in the coming weeks and, according to our guest, there is plenty more to come from the squad Klopp has built. However, it appears unlikely that the squad will be bolstered by further signings this summer. David explains why that’s no bad thing, why the club did not follow up their interest in Timo Werner, and why Chelsea, who look set to sign the German striker, could be taking a risk. Talk then turns to a player Liverpool are still interested in, Houssem Aouar, and what it would take for the Lyon midfielder to arrive at Anfield sooner rather than later. Also on the agenda are Klopp’s plans for Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, as well as Gini Wijnaldum’s contract situation, before a wide-ranging podcast rounds off with David’s thoughts, three months down the line, on the government’s decision to let Liverpool’s Champions League match with Atletico Madrid go ahead.