Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that while he “can not imagine” Thomas Muller leaving the club, the German international is unlikely to be happy with a bit-part role in proceedings.
Muller has featured in all seven of Bayern’s Bundesliga games so far but is yet to play a full 90 minutes, often starting on the bench for Niko Kovac’s side.
As such, speculation has risen in recent days linking the 30-year-old with a move to Liverpool, with the player himself claiming that he is unhappy with his current role at the club.
“If the coaching staff see me as a sub in the future, I will have to think about my situation. I’m too ambitious to not do that,” the attacker told Kicker.
However, speaking to German news outlet Welt am Sonntag, Rummenigge said that while he doesn’t expect Muller to leave, he can understand the forward’s frustrations.
“I can not imagine that,” the Bayern chief said. “The relationship between Thomas and Bayern is totally intact and will remain an important part of our club.
“If Thomas would sit contentedly on the bench, he would be in the wrong club. That’s the reaction we even want, but he still has to deal with the situation seriously. He’s exemplary.”
In other Liverpool news, midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – who spent much of last season recovering from a serious knee injury – has vowed to give boss Jurgen Klopp a constant selection headache this season.
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