Germany international Mario Gotze has revealed that he’s been “texting” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, but that there is “nothing special” going on, despite rumours of a summer move to Anfield.
The silky playmaker was one of the now Kop chief’s key players at Dortmund before he eventually left to join bitter rivals Bayern Munich in 2013 in a controversial transfer.
However, despite having helped his nation to World Cup glory in 2014 and picked up Bundesliga titles in each of his seasons at the Allianz Arena since, Gotze’s role in the Bavarians’ first-team has been called into question of late, and reports have even indicated that Klopp is keen to pay upwards of £30m for his signature this summer as part of his Anfield overhaul.
And now the 23-year-old has revealed that he’s been in contact with his ex-manager, although he refused to suggest that transfer talk has been on the agenda:
“We are texting now and again,” he told ZDF TV (via the Liverpool Echo). “He was my coach at Borussia Dortmund, but there is nothing special.”
However, Gotze went on to reveal that his future at Bayern is uncertain, with Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival to replace Pep Guardiola this summer likely to make things clearer:
“It hinges on many factors. Everything else will show in the future.
“We are still in the current season but, sure, it’ll be important what the new coach thinks.”