Liverpool boosted as Germany star flattered by link

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Liverpool have been given a transfer boost by Borussia Dortmund star Marcel Schmelzer, after the German full-back admitted that he was flattered by their interest.

According to Goal, Schmelzer told a German radio station that it was “nice” to learn of interest from top clubs, though he did state that he would be happy to remain at the Westfalenstadion until his contract expires in 2016. The 26-year-old has enjoyed another impressive season in Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side, and attracted the attention of Brendan Rodgers heading into the summer transfer window as the Reds boss looks to purchase a quality full-back.

And whilst Schmelzer admitted he is thriving in the Bundesliga, he did take the time to acknowledge the interest in his services. He said: “Of course I look forward to hearing things like that and it's nice when top clubs are interested in you.

"But I still have a contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2016 and I feel very, very good at BVB."

Though Liverpool have yet to make an official offer for the Germany international, it has become clear that Rodgers will not be resting on his laurels come the transfer window. It’s been reported that the Reds boss will have upwards of £60million to spend in order to ensure that his side remain in contention for the Premier League title beyond this campaign, and a number of targets have been linked with moves to Anfield.

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