Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has handed Liverpool and other interested clubs a boost in their chase for Mario Gotze's signature by admitting that his compatriot may not be fully 'satisfied' with life at the Allianz Arena owing to his lack of regular game time under Pep Guardiola. The midfielder has struggled with injury issues during the 2015/16 campaign and even when fit has found himself on the bench making just eight appearances in the Bundesliga thus far this campaign.
The German midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League and more so to Merseyside for a reunion with Jurgen Klopp. Gotze ruled out a mid-season move away from the Bundesliga, but refused to rule out a future move, while insisting that there has been no contact from his former Borussia Dortmund boss regarding a switch to Anfield.
The 23-year-old World Cup winner has just over a year to go on his current deal and is yet to begin talks over a new deal. Guardiola – who is set to leave Bayern at the end of the season to join Manchester City – insists that Gotze is an important part of the team, and Muller concurs with his manager and hopes that he remains in Munich beyond the summer.
"I've talked to Mario, of course we've talked in the dressing room and I fully appreciate that he might not be satisfied at Bayern Munich," Muller said, ahead of Germany's friendly clash against England, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
"From a purely sporting point of view, of course you want to be on the pitch, you want to be showing the public what you can do. But he jokes around, he is full of spirit, and in training we really dovetail on the pitch and in the club and this won't go away in a hurry."
"As far as him signing for another club is concerned, I'm not his advisor or his agent so I would wish for him to stay at Bayern Munich but you never know in this world so I don't talk about potential new clubs with Mario Gotze," the Bayern forward added.