Liverpool strike target scraps move talk

Ciro Immobile has poured cold water on claims that he’s could leave Dortmund for Liverpool.

The Italy international only joined the Bundesliga side from Torino last summer, but both his own and BVB’s struggles have led to suggestions that the Reds are ready to pay £15m to lure him to Anfield.

Immobile was tasked with replacing Robert Lewandowski at the Westfalenstadion, but he’s been, so far, unable to replicate the sort of form he showed as he hit 22 goals in Turin last season at Dortmund, notching only seven efforts.

However, the 24-year-old says that he’s still fully committed to his current side, and that he’s not looking to join Liverpool:

“I chose my path and I’m going to follow it all the way to the end,” he is quoted by talkSPORT.

“I would do this again. I feel I’m at the right level to play with Borussia Dortmund. After the [German] triumph in the World Cup some of our players were a bit too distracted and we could not replicate in the matches what we were doing in training.

“The hardship I encountered when coming into this team didn’t help me integrate myself. But it’s not true that [Borussia Coach Jurgen] Klopp doesn’t help me. We talk a lot.

“People only remember what they want to remember. Even [Robert] Lewandowski only scored seven goals in his first year, then he started winning and scoring and he left a good memory of himself.

“Hopefully I’ll get the same opportunity.”

Liverpool are also interested in Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

The Reds have tracked the Armenia ace for some time and are rumoured to be plotting a summer move as he eyes a summer exit.


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