Schmelzer flattered by Liverpool talk

The full-back says he is happy at Signal Iduna Park despite links with Anfield and is looking forward to the end of the season and Germany’s World Cup campaign

Marcel Schmelzer has admitted that he is flattered to hear of Liverpool’s reported interest in his services but insists he sees no reason to leave Borussia Dortmund.

The Germany full-back has impressed this season after missing the early part of the campaign through injury, but with Erik Durm having emerged as competition, it had been suggested that BVB would be willing to cash in on the 26-year-old.

“Of course I look forward to hearing things like that and it’s nice when top clubs are interested in you,” he told WAZ.

“But I still have a contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2016 and I feel very, very good at BVB.”

Schmelzer has been on the sidelines lately but says he will be fit to feature in his side’s DFB-Pokal final as well as Germany’s World Cup campaign.

“I’m feeling good again. I have been in full training since Friday and I’ll be ready for the last home game against Hoffenheim next weekend.

“I don’t know whether I’ll play, only time will tell. I was out for five and a half weeks. We’ll see how this week goes. I’m looking forward to the last few games.

“The highlight will be Berlin and my first World Cup this summer. I hope to get back some rhythm from the games against Hoffenheim and Hertha.”

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