Germany coach Joachim Low has described Mario Gotze’s decision to stay with Bayern Munich rather than join Liverpool as ‘a fine decision’.
The World Cup winning forward was touted as a potential summer signing for the Reds having worked under Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.
Gotze had starred under his compatriot at the Westfalenstadion and rumours of a reunion between the pair gathered pace as the season drew to a close.
The 23-year-old had struggled to hold down a first-team place under Pep Guardiola in Bavaria, but new boss Carlo Ancelotti has given his squad a clean slate.
“I’ve been in constant contact with Mario and he’s kept me informed all the time,” Low said at a press conference on Wednesday.
“He’s had a long talk with Ancelotti and I think a few falsities were said about that, but a coach can never give a guarantee and he told Mario that everybody starts from scratch from the start of the season under him.
“Mario has had offers, but I always felt he is in Munich with his heart and he wants to prove himself there.
“He told me he wants to stay in Munich and take his chance with the new coach and I think that’s a fine decision because it’s what his feeling tells him to do, so it’s the right decision for him.”