And speaking in Sport Bild, Gotze revealed he is regularly in touch with Klopp despite the pair not working together since his move to Bayern Munich in 2013.
"[Klopp] knew that I wanted to leave Bayern [in 2016]. Of course, we talked. He knows me very well and that I am always looking for new challenges.
"I often speak to Kloppo,. He brought me to the first team when I was 17 and he made it all possible. We never stopped talking."
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