Liverpool have suffered a blow after Robert Lewandowski seemed to rubbish reports he was looking for a new challenge away from Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski, 33, has established himself as one of the world's best strikers in recent years after moving from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
He has less than two years left on his contract in Munich and Sky Sports reported last month that he wants to secure a move to another top European club by the time he turns 35.
This put Liverpool in the picture due to Jurgen Klopp's link, but any hope of a potential move appears to have been dashed by the Poland international.
Speaking after collecting the European Golden Shoe award, he said: “I don’t have to prove myself in another league. And I can compete with the best from other leagues in the Champions League.
“I am 100% focused on Bayern Munich, I don’t think about anything else but my team.
“I am still here – and I will be here for a long time. Age, these are just numbers. I feel very good, I have the best stats I’ve ever had.
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“I know that with my body I can play at the top level for years to come. I’m like a good wine and I hope to get even better.”
Lewandowski is still firing in the goals at a rapid rate and has netted seven times in just five Bundesliga games so far this season, as well two goals in the Champions League against Barcelona.
He picked up the Golden Shoe award on Tuesday evening after bagging a remarkable 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games in the 2020/21 campaign.
His record was far better than that of second placed Lionel Messi (30 goals) and third placed Cristiano Ronaldo (29 goals).
His admission leaves Liverpool with one less attacking target who they could strengthen their squad with.
At present the Reds are trying to tie Mohammed Salah down to a new contract, but they may need a new star man should they fail to do so.
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