Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze has revealed he remains in constant contact with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
The German World Cup winner’s career was launched by Klopp before he made a controversial move to Bayern Munich.
Gotze has since returned to the current Bundesliga leaders while his former manager has enhanced his reputation at Anfield.
Despite the different course their careers have taken, Gotze admits he still keeps in touch with his mentor.
"He [Klopp] knew that I wanted to leave Bayern. Of course, we talked. He knows me very well and that I am always looking for new challenges,’ Gotze told Bild.
"I often speak to Klopp. 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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