Brighton star Pascal Gross admits it’s an ‘honour’ to be linked with Liverpool in the lead-up to the summer transfer window.
The Reds are on the hunt for midfield reinforcements ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and Jurgen Klopp has identified Gross as a possible target after being impressed with the 27-year-old’s performances in the Premier League.
Klopp was aware of Gross from his time in charge of Borussia Dortmund when the German midfielder was playing for Ingolstadt.
Lyon ace Nabil Fekir remains firmly on Liverpool’s radar but Gross is being viewed as a cheaper alternative, with a £15million bid lined up for the Brighton man.
Asked about Liverpool’s interest, Gross told Spox: ‘Of course it is an honour when such rumours arise. But I have not heard anything concrete.’
Gross dreams of receiving a call up to Joachim Low’s national side and also hopes to return to the Bundesliga in the future.
He said: ‘Of course, the national team is a dream of mine, but I have never had contact with national coach Joachim Low.
‘It is certain that I will come back to Germany at some point. Maybe I’ll end my career in Neckarau. That’s my club, after all.’
Gross is satisfied that he made the correct decision in moving to the south coast back in 2017.
‘The change was the right move,’ he said. ‘I am playing at the highest level in the world and it is a great experience for me.
‘In a foreign country, you learn to be more independent. I have to organise things that I did not even think about before. In addition, I improve my English, which can only help me in life.’