Mario Gotze teases Liverpool fans by revealing he is in constant contact with Jurgen Klopp… as midfielder insists it’s impossible to compare the German with Pep Guardiola
- Mario Gotze has played under both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola
- He revealed he has never stopped talking with Klopp since leaving Dortmund
- The 26-year-old won three league titles with Bayern under Guardiola
- Gotze insisted it is impossible to compare the two Premier League title-chasers
Mario Gotze has teased Liverpool fans about the prospect of a future transfer by revealing that he remains in constant contact with former coach Jurgen Klopp.
Gotze was given his first-team debut by the charismatic German in 2009 and went on to become a key player in his title-winning sides.
The 26-year-old left Dortmund in 2013, two years before Klopp parted company with the club, but he has revealed he has never stopped talking his former boss.
Mario Gotze has teased Liverpool fans by revealing he is in constant contact with Jurgen Klopp
Gotze played under the Liverpool boss at Dortmund until 2013, winning two Bundesliga titles
Gotze told Bild: ‘He [Klopp] knew that I wanted to leave Bayern (in 2016). Of course, we talked.
‘He knows me very well and that I am always looking for new challenges.
‘I often speak to Klopp. He brought me to the first team when I was 17 and he made it all possible. We never stopped talking.’
Gotze won the Bundesliga with BVB in 2011 and 2012 but revealed a controversial transfer to Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League final showdown in 2013.
The diminutive midfielder was lured by the prospect of playing under Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who took charge of the perennial German champions after their treble triumph under Jupp Heynckes.
Gotze also played under Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich but insists the two can’t be compared
Gotze won three league titles but saw his game-time reduced considerably by the Catalan, making just 14 league appearances in his final season.
But the World Cup winner still holds the Manchester City boss in high regard, and with both managers now going head-to-head for this season’s Premier League title, Gotze has insisted it is impossible to compare one with the other.
‘They are difficult to compare because they pursue different philosophies. The fact is that both are extremely successful,’ he added.
‘I am grateful to have worked with two such outstanding coaches.
‘I watch the games of both teams as often as possible, the title fight in the Premier League is extremely exciting.’
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