Jurgen Klopp has played down reports linking Liverpool with a move for Mario Gotze, saying he never likes to speak about transfers until they are done.
Reds supporters have understandably been excited following strong reports of Gotze moving to Merseyside this summer.
The Bayern Munich man enjoyed a fabulous relationship with Klopp during their Borussia Dortmund days, and has struggled for playing time at Allianz Arena this season.
Despite speaking about his fondness for Gotze, Klopp refused to comment on if he is looking to bring him to Liverpool, saying he only discusses transfers when they are completed.
“It is easy to know I like Mario Gotze”, said the 48-year-old.
“It was not the best day in my life when I heard he was going to Bayern Munich. I have known him since he was 16. That is a long trip but he is still a young player.
“That is the only difference to all the other players around. I would never say anything about a transfer, whether we are interested or not.
“I speak about transfers when they are done and not before. We can talk two hours about Mario Gotze but it would not change a per cent whether he comes here or goes wherever.”
Gotze will only have a year left on his contract at Bayern this summer, with reports in the week suggesting Liverpool could sign the attacker for between £15 million and £20 million.