Date: 9th October 2019 at 11:00am
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Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller for Liverpool in 2017, according to BILD journalist Christian Falk.

The reporter claimed via his personal Twitter account on Wednesday that Muller, 30, wants to quit the Allianz Arena and will seek permission to leave in the January transfer window from the club’s hierarchy.

Falk also posed the question of Muller making a move to the Premier League in the winter and pointed out that the Germany international has been on Liverpool’s radar in the last couple of years while Arsenal and Manchester United have shown an interest.

However it is understood that Manchester City is not somewhere the World Cup-winning attacker will be heading due to friction between him and ex-Bayern boss Pep Guardiola.

OPINION

Muller more than likely wants to leave Bayern Munich because he is not exactly seen as an important player there anymore. The German attacker may have made 495 appearances across all competitions during his time with the Bundesliga giants, but he has only earned three starts in the league so far this season. Muller’s importance at the Allianz Arena is not what it once was, but he is still a player with a lot of quality. He’s only started three times in the league but has still supplied four assists – not many fringe players have that sort of impact when they do play. Is there a chance Muller could head to Liverpool? It’s unlikely. Klopp wanted Muller in 2017 off the back of a 2016/17 campaign in which was a key player for Bayern, scoring nine goals and supplying 17 assists in 42 total appearances. Liverpool now have Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino who play in Muller’s positions, plus back-up players like Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi. Muller would be a back-up at Anfield like he seems to be right now at Bayern. It’s hard to see anyone being interested in this.