Mesut Ozil has insisted he is happy at Real Madrid, as rumours surround a possible deal for the playmaker to move to Liverpool in the January transfer window.
Ozil has been a superstar for both Real Madrid and Germany over the past three years, particularly during the 2010 World Cup - and while the Spanish giants will no doubt try and hold on to their prized possession, Kenny Dalglish was connected to the 23 year old by numerous press outlets, including the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and Goal.com.
But Ozil insists that a move to Liverpool is not on the cards this season, or in the near future, maintaining that he is happy fighting for the La Liga title and Champions League trophy.
"I play in Madrid and I am very happy there," Ozil told DHA. "I do not want to say anything else."
Liverpool have been linked to a wide range of players in preparation for the January transfer window, with the midfield just one of many different areas the side are reportedly planning to work on.
Dalglish himself admitted that if Liverpool want to take on another player, despite outlaying over £100 million already this year on fresh faces, the club will make more investments in their quest to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Ozil would fit into almost any top team structure, but the Germany international presumably would require Champions League football as part of any possible move away from Madrid, and Liverpool can't offer that this season, and are far from guaranteed the next.
Liverpool are currently sixth in the Premier League table, and are three points shy of fourth placed Chelsea. With the Blues and Arsenal both planning a busy January, the Reds will also be drawing up a list of transfer targets to keep up the fight for prime spot in the table.
Meanwhile, Ozil insisted that he is particularly happy at Madrid because he's enjoying playing alongside Hamit Altintop and Nuri Sahin, whom he became aquainted with in the Bundesliga before making the move to Spain.
"We are very good friends," he explained. "I already knew them from Germany. Now they are playing with me in Madrid.
"I am very glad to be playing in the same team as them. Nuri also scored his first goal [against Ponferradina on Tuesday night], I'm so glad."