Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is not constricted to signing players only from the Bundesliga and admitted that the Reds are looking everywhere to strengthen the squad in the summer transfer window. The German manager left Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2014/15 season and replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield in October 2015.
The Merseyside club have already agreed a deal to sign Schalke defender Joel Matip on a free transfer. He was Klopp's second signing as the manager landed Marko Grujic from Red Star Belgrade in January, who will return to Liverpool following his loan spell at Stadion Rajko Mitic.
"We will not sign a player because he is German. That would be nonsense," Klopp told Sport1, as quoted by Goal.com.
"We look not only in the Bundesliga. We are really global at the start, but it is much more important not where the player comes from, but that it is the right player for us."
Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent times. The World Cup winner with Germany played under Klopp at Signal Iduna Park and the Reds boss has refused to discuss speculation surrounding his former player, who he has labelled as "extraordinary talent".
The former Dortmund star started and scored for his national side in their 4-1 victory over Italy on 29 March. Gotze expressed his delight after getting his name on the scoresheet during Germany's friendly victory over Antonio Conte's side.
"I am very happy. For me it was just important to be able to play again after such a long injury. Just again to do what makes me happy, to be back on the pitch, then to make a goal. For me to know that I can play and get my minutes, then I am happy," Gotze told German broadcaster ARD.