Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has opted to divert a transfer question about Liverpool, instead insisting that the Reds have a 'good team' and 'a great coach'.
As reported by The Sun, the Germany international has also remained coy over his long-term future at the Bundesliga giants.
Gundogan, of course, is recognised as one of the most talented midfielders in Germany's elite division, so it wouldn't come as a major surprise if Klopp attempted to bring him to Merseyside in the coming years.
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Klopp has enjoyed a fine start to life at Anfield, but with the January transfer window on the horizon, the revered coach may well dip into the market in pursuit of improving his squad.
It appears, though, that Gundogan is only focused on helping Dortmund return to Champions League competition.
Speaking to Sport Bild, the dynamic midfielder stated: “I believe everybody here at Dortmund wants to be back in the Champions League next season and anything else would be a major disappointment.
“But that does not mean that I will definitely leave if we don’t qualify. I’m not that kind of person. I would already have left last summer had that been one of the criteria for me.”
When asked about a possible move to Liverpool, Gundogan was quick to swerve the question, as he stated: "They have a good team, a great coach.”
If Gundogan becomes available this summer, then the Liverpool hierarchy should make their move. At 25-years-old, the Germany international still isn't at the peak of his powers and could once again become an instrumental player under the guidance of Klopp.
Klopp is already changing the dynamic on Merseyside but has only just begun in his long-term pursuit of success. The next couple of transfer windows will certainly be very exciting for the club's faithful.
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