By Coral Barry
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Mario Gotze has refused to distance himself from a transfer to Liverpool in the summer and a reunion with former boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Germany World Cup winner has admitted in the past he could leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season and has spoken of his excellent relationship with Klopp.
The 23-year-old forward’s Bayern contract expires in 2017 and he has yet to open talks over a new one.
Asked on Saturday following Bayern’s 5-0 win over Werder Bremen if there had been any contact with Klopp, Gotze laughed and told Sky Germany, “You should ask Jurgen”.
Speaking in his native Germany in January, Gotze had admitted that his future was up in the air. “It is still uncertain what to do next after this season,” he explained.
Asked specifically about a possible reunion with Klopp at Liverpool, he said: “We worked good together.”
Liverpool have been linked with a £37million bid to prise Gotze from Bayern in the summer transfer window.
The versatile forward, who scored the winning goal in Germany’s 2014 World Cup final win over Argentina, was brought through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund by Klopp.
However, Gotze has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the Bayern team under Pep Guardiola since joining Germany’s biggest club in the summer of 2013.
He played 54 minutes on Saturday in what was his first league action since tearing an abductor muscle in October.
Gotze had a terrific record at Dortmund under Klopp, scoring 31 goals and supplying 44 assists from 116 appearances.