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Dortmund's Neven Subotic says Premier League 'very attractive for me'

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic says he would like to play in the Premier League, although his immediate priority is to be playing again no matter where it is.

The Serbian defender has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to thrombosis in his arm, which could mean he has played his last game for Dortmund.

Having been linked with a move to Liverpool during the winter break, speculation he will join Jurgen Klopp at the Reds next season will only increase after he told transfermarkt.de that he feels English football would suit him.

"I've got to be honest and say that the English Premier League is very suitable for my way of playing football," he said. "The intensity and the physical nature of the game are very attractive for me.

"I'm a passionate footballer and I want to be playing, and I want to be successful."

Even before Friday's diagnosis, which brought a premature end to the 27-year-old's season, Subotic had lost his regular starting berth in the Dortmund team this season.

Although he is contracted to the Westphalian side until 2018, there is a good chance he will leave the club two years early, even though he insists that is not his priority.

"It is not like I am looking for a transfer, I just want to be playing," he said. "And I want that to be happening as often as possible.

"I'd love it to be in Dortmund, and if it's not possible here then I will have to give it some thought.

"To be quite honest I've not given leaving the Westfalenstadion a second's thought. I've learnt over recent years that nothing lasts for an eternity in football, and also that you can rarely look beyond the next three months.

"We will know more in the summer. Right now, I have a contract with Dortmund until 2018.''

Subotic played 281 times under Klopp in seven seasons together in Dortmund, and he admits rumours linking him with a move to Anfield are inevitable.

"I know I'm not going to prevent the issue of Subotic and Liverpool being discussed by the media," he said. "Unfortunately I'm injured now so I'm not going to play a part in these special [Europa League] games."