Klopp: Götze an extraordinary player

Liverpool has already secured the services of Joel Matip from Schalke ahead of next season and reports suggest Klopp has now set his sights on the former Borussia Dortmund star as he continues to plan for 2016-17.

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Jurgen Klopp talks to Bayern Munich forward Mario Gotze.

Jurgen Klopp has taken the time to praise Mario Götze in the wake of his fine performance for Germany in Tuesday's 4-1 friendly win over Italy, but refused to confirm that Liverpool is interested in signing the Bayern Munich playmaker.

Liverpool has already secured the services of Joel Matip from Schalke ahead of next season and reports suggest Klopp has now set his sights on the former Borussia Dortmund star as he continues to plan for 2016-17.

Götze is believed to be unhappy at Bayern due to his lack of game time and the Bundesliga champion could opt to cash in on the 23-year-old at the end of the season, with his current contract due to expire in 2017.

However, Klopp was in no mood to confirm any intention to reunite with Götze at Anfield.

"I was pleased to hear that Mario put in a great performance for Germany on Tuesday," Klopp told reporters. "He is a player with extraordinary quality. He is trying to get fully fit again after a four-month spell on the sidelines due to injury."

"But that's all I can say about Gotze. I am happy to talk about [Joel] Matip or about other things, but not about whether Götze is a target for Liverpool."