Timo Werner injury update as Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says new star WILL be fit to face Liverpool next week

FRANK LAMPARD has backed Timo Werner's claim the injured striker will make Chelsea's Premier League cracker at home to Liverpool on Sunday.

Werner wore a huge ice pack on his knee after a bright debut in Monday's 3-1 win at Brighton was marred by a painful collision when he won the penalty opener.

But both Lampard and the Germany star believe he will recover in time for this weekend's much-awaited showdown between £200million-revamped Chelsea and the virtually unchanged champions.

Lamps said: "He took a knock when he won the penalty, which we hope is a dead leg.

"I would like to think if it is that we have a bit of time to get him back (for Liverpool).

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"I was really pleased with Timo. I know the qualities he is going to bring."

Werner himself was even more confident.

Straight after a hard-fought victory at the Amex, the 24-year-old said: "It hurt a lot to move because the muscle went hard but at the end I am very happy we won. 

"I don’t care about the injury. In one week it will be good.

"We did a good game and I am happy we get the penalty as it was important for the game."

Asked if would be ready for Jurgen Klopp's men, the former RB Leipzig superstar replied: "Of course. Games like this you are always fit."

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