Gundogan picks out the main reason he chose City over Liverpool

Date published: Wednesday 12th February 2020 11:39

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Ilkay Gundogan has revealed that he turned down Liverpool because he wanted to leave his memories of Borussia Dortmund in the past.

The German was heavily linked with a move to Anfield before eventually opting to join Pep Guardiola at City in 2016.

Gundogan spent four successful years under current Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp at Dortmund and Gundogan chose City because he wanted to try something new.

“I believe in challenges in life and I always try to challenge myself first of all,” Gundogan told FantasyPL.

“I feel like if I don’t challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone, I’m not going to change anything and won’t improve.

“So I had a great four years with Jurgen and I love him as a person and a manager but I felt it was time for something else.

“I wanted to leave Dortmund in Dortmund and didn’t want to think about the time I had with him when I was joining a new club. That was a bit of the reason why I didn’t want to join Liverpool.”


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