Liverpool blow as target reveals he wants to improve with current club
By Harvey Byrne
Liverpool target Mahmoud Dahoud insists he is not thinking about leaving Borussia Monchengladbach despite interest from Liverpool.
The 20-year-old midfielder made 41 appearances for the German side in the recently completed season, scoring five goals and providing nine assists in the process.
The midfielder had been linked with a move to Liverpool, but it has been reported that the Germany Under-21 international will complete another season with his current club.
“Who says I should leave Gladbach? I still have room for improvement,” said the youngster in an interview with German magazine Kicker.
“My finishing has to improve, I have to get stronger in the air and I can still improve physically to get stronger on the pitch.”
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It is claimed that the Bundesliga club have informed Liverpool there is no chance Dahoud will be leaving this summer after they lost Granit Xhaka to Arsenal earlier in the window.
Monchengladbach lost their influential playmaker to the Gunners in deal thought to be worth over £30million and are desperate to avoid any more high profile departures this summer.
Jurgen Klopp wants to continue his squad overhaul and has made bringing in midfield competition a priority.
The dynamic midfielder has two years left to run on his contract and it is claimed by the Guardian the player is happy to remain at Monchengladbach for another season.
Dahoud has represented Germany at various youth levels and is tipped to be among the next generation of international stars to take over the mantle from the current reigning world champions.
In other Liverpool news, Southampton have decided against a move for Tottenham and Reds target Sofiane Boufal.