Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been put on red alert after Bayern Munich attacker Mario Götze hinted he'd be interested in a move to Anfield, according to ​Paul Joyce of the Express.

Klopp and the 23-year-old worked together during their time at Borussia Dortmund, 

before Götze left to join domestic rivals Bayern in the summer of 2013. Götze, however, has fallen out of favour under Pep Guardiola and has just eighteen months left on his current contract with the German champions.

Götze was directly asked about his links with Liverpool in a recent interview, and while he maintained that he'd not been approached over a transfer he did insinuate that he'd be prepared to leave Bayern.

He said: "I'm under contract here until 2017. We will see what happens. No one has contacted me yet," before cracking a smile and moving on.

It's reported that Liverpool would need to break their transfer record and pay Bayern £37m to lure the player to Anfield, but while a transfer appears nigh-on impossible this month a number of respected journalists believe there's a big chance the move could take place at the end of the season.

The player scored the winning goal in Germany's World Cup Final win over Argentina in 2014, but Liverpool are monitoring his future and are prepared to move if they feel they're able to complete the deal. 

Götze would likely hold discussions with incoming Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti before deciding on any move in the summer, but a reunion with Klopp may appeal if the Italian is willing to let him go.

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