Timo Werner insists that the World Cup “is not about auditioning” for Europe’s best sides, including Liverpool.
Werner has impressed for RB Leipzig over the past couple of seasons, generating plenty of interest from afar.
The forward is part of Germany’s World Cup squad, but does not consider it a stage to earn a better move.
Liverpool have long been linked with the player but it was thought that their interest had cooled of late, with Jurgen Klopp planning to hand Rhian Brewster more opportunities instead.
Brewster’s protracted move to Borussia Monchengladbach has put those reports in doubt, and so a bid for Werner could be back on.
But the 22-year-old insists he is not simply playing at the World Cup this summer to try and get a move to Anfield alongside Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.
“The World Cup is not about auditioning for Barcelona, Madrid, Liverpool or whoever,” he told Socrates magazine.
“I want to become world champion and then I want to attack again with RB Leipzig.
“I’m not dealing with any thoughts of making a change.
“You never know what will happen in football in the future – that is not just a phrase, that’s a fact.”