ALBION playmaker Pascal Gross has brushed off speculation linking him with Liverpool and Southampton.

Reports have claimed fellow German Jurgen Klopp is interested in Gross.

Southampton have also been linked after appointing as manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, Gross's former boss at Ingolstadt.

Gross said: "I don't read the newspapers but then maybe some friends or here (club) someone sees it and makes a joke.

"I have got nothing to say about it.

"I am really enjoying and I'm really happy to play in the Premier League with Brighton.

"I hope we can continue as we have done. At the moment that is everything I care about, the game on Saturday and that's it.

"All the other stuff, that's not my business."

Gross is poised to make the sixth appearance of his comeback from almost three months out with ankle trouble at Bournemouth tomorrow.

The number ten contributed seven goals and eight assists in a stunning debut season in the Premier League for Albion.

"Every game I feel better," he said. "The last game against Chelsea I felt everything was good physically.

"I feel back to 100 per cent. I am looking forward to this period. I'm in good shape."