Liverpool have been dealt another blow in their fight to sign Leon Goretzka after Bayern Munich confirmed their interest in the midfielder.
The Reds are stepping up their hunt as they bid to find a replacement for Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho.
Arsenal are said to be monitoring his availability in the Premier League, while Bayern Munich were reportedly set to entice him to Bavaria.
The Bundesliga club's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has now confirmed their interest in the Schalke star.Read More
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Speaking at their training camp in Doha, Salihamidzic said: "Leon Goretzka is a great player, that's clear.
"But he is a Schalke player and we obviously respect that. But he is a Germany international and we can say that we are interested in him."
Meanwhile, eagle-eyed Liverpool supporters keeping an eye on Goretzka's social media activity noticed he recently liked a video of Jurgen Klopp.
The clip showed the Liverpool manager punching the air in delight, and was accompanied with the caption: "Jurgen Klopp Passion!"
Commenting on the video, after spotting Goretzka's show of support, one Reds fan responded: "Goretzka Liked OMG," while another added: "Leon Goretzka come to Liverpool," and a third wrote: "Leon Goretzka just liked this post..."
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