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Neuhaus ‘Focused’ Despite Liverpool Interest

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The midfielder refused to be drawn into speculation about his future as his club aims to knock Manchester City out of the Champions League.

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Despite their abysmal recent run of results, Liverpool remain one of the most attractive clubs in the world, boasting deep Champions League runs on the regular, top-level wages, one of the world’s best coaches, and a stadium that provides an atmosphere like no other when people are allowed to go there.

Unlike last season, though, when Timo Werner stumbled all over himself trying to make a move to Anfield happen live on TV, players aren’t quite as keen to link themselves to the Reds this year, and Florian Neuhaus reiterated his commitment to focusing on Borussian Mönchengladbach’s Bundesliga and Champions League ambitions.

“I have a contract until 2024 and I have very big goals for this season,” Neuhaus told Kicker. “That’s what I’m concentrating on now. [Transfer talk] is really not a big issue for me now.

“I play at Borussia,” he continued. “I have a contract, and we as a club are still pursuing very big goals this season. I can’t say what will happen in the summer at the moment.

“I’m also very relaxed about the future. Borussia is a club where I was able to develop excellently and where everything is there. I know what I have with Borussia.”

What the 23-year old current has with Borussia is a team that sits eighth in the Bundesliga, nine points out of the top four, just lost its manager to Borussia Dortmund, and is about to get knocked out of the Champions League by Manchester City. There’s a solid chance he’ll be plying his trade elsewhere next season, is the point.

The do-it-all midfielder has been touted as a potential replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum should the Dutchman leave Anfield this summer, and a €40m release clause means that he’s not out of the Reds’ price range should they decide to make a move. Liverpool are likely to face competition from Dortmund and Bayern Munich, as well as Manchester City and Juventus, however, so there is no guarantee they will get their man even if he should top their shortlist when July rolls around.