Mario Gotze insists he knows nothing of Liverpool’s interest and claims he remains happy at Bayern Munich amid speculation linking him with a move to Anfield.
Liverpool boss Klopp was in charge of Borussia Dortmund when Gotze came through the ranks to emerge as one of German football’s top attacking talents.
Gotze left for Bayern in 2013 and went on to score the winning goal in World Cup final the following year, and his current contract has 18 months to run.
But the 23-year-old told German newspaper Sport Bild that he won’t leave Bayern in January, and is looking forward to playing under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
“I can definitely confirm that I will not be leaving the club this winter,” Gotze told SportBild. “I don’t know of any interest from Liverpool.
“I have a contract until 2017, I’m happy. But of course, what could happen beyond the summer makes you think.
“I would love to work under Carlo Ancelotti. Toni Kross has told me only good things. Under Klopp I learnt a lot. He is a smashing coach.”
Bayern’s sporting director Matthias Sammer dismissed talk of Gotze moving to Anfield as “new nonsense” on Friday.