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Exclusive Interview with Florian Plettenberg

Today we have an exclusive interview with SPORT1 Chief Reporter and Bayern Munich/Bundesliga journalist Florian Plettenberg.

We have an EXCLUSIVE interview with the very well respected SPORT1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, (@Plettigoal on twitter).

In this interview, Florian has gave us some exclusives on the Florian Neuhaus situation, if Shaqiri has interest from the Bundesliga and much more! 

So now into the part you're all here for, the questions!

Local reporters said Liverpool didn’t sign Kabak because he didn't impress, do you think Liverpool will go back in for him?

"No, they [Liverpool] weren’t satisfied with him [Ozan Kabak. No comeback to Liverpool."

Ozan Kabak

Do you think Liverpool will go back in for Florian Neuhaus this summer still?

"[The transfer is] not likely this window. There were calls between [Jurgen] Klopp and [Florian] Neuhaus' management. Klopp is a massive fan. Neuhaus is also aware of Liverpool's interest. It’s likely that he will stay in Gladbach this summer and next summer there could be talks with Liverpool as well as FC Bayern again.

"Klopp wants him but right now there are to many players for the central midfield in the squad of Liverpool."

Florian Neuhaus
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Are there any clubs in the Bundesliga showing interest in Xherdan Shaqiri, as you reported it might be a possibility? Also, do you think there is a better chance of him moving to Italy? 

"I only said that the Bundesliga is an option for him [Xherdan Shaqiri]. No negotiations with clubs from Germany so far. Italy is possible. I know that the price for Shaqiri is around €10m."

Xherdan Shaqiri

There has been rumours saying Liverpool have made a bid for Federico Chiesa. Is this true? Does Liverpool want him and is it possible for the Reds to get him?

"Liverpool and Chelsea made a bid for Federico Chiesa. Chelsea 100% bid €100million, I don't know the amount that Liverpool bid. Juventus turned down the bids and Chiesa wants to stay at Juve." 

Federico Chiesa

Manchester United are said to want Goretzka next year when his contract ends. Considering Liverpool wanted him when he was at Schalke - do you see them trying to get him next summer?

"If Leon doesn’t extend he can choose every club in the world. But I expect his contract extension."


Which player from the Bundesliga would you say fits the current Liverpool team? Is there any that you think LFC have been keeping an eye on?

"It's difficult to say... but I am sure that Liverpool is aware of the contract situations of [Joshua] Kimmich, [Leon] Goretzka, [Kingsley] Coman and [Serge] Gnabry."

Some interesting takes from our interview with Florian. It seem like Neuhaus is definitely a possibility for the future and Ozan Kabak was not an option after his performances.

Thank you to Florian for the exclusive interview!