Defensive midfielder flattered by Liverpool “interest”

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Norweigan international midfielder Havard Nordtveit says he is flattered to have been linked with a move to Liverpool, but is concentrating on improving his game in Germany for now.

The 21-year-old currently plays for Borussia Monchengladbach, but was on Arsenal‘s books for three years between 2007-2010, though never played for the Gunners.

He left Arsenal for £800,000, with Arsene Wenger reported to be disappointed to allow him to leave in order to get regular first-team football.

The Reds are reported to have been keeping an eye on Nordtbeit, who says he does wish to play in the Premier League one day.

Currently away on international duty for Norway’s midweek friendly with Northern Ireland, Nordtveit told Nettavisen, “I have not heard anything concrete about it from Borussia. If it is just rumours or not I do not know.

“Borussia want me to focus 100 per cent on the job I have now. It is best we look at it after the season.

“I would like to continue my progress next year.”

He added, “The Premier League is a great league and it’s every boy’s dream to play there.

“I said that I will play there once in a lifetime. Whether it happens in one year, five years or ten years.

“It is always flattering to be linked to clubs like this, even if it’s just rumours.

“It is positive and shows that I’m doing something right.”

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