Liverpool failed to sign Mario Gotze despite making him our no.1 target last summer, but according to the Mirror, Liverpool could go back in for the German World Cup winner at the end of this campaign.
The 24-year-old moved back to former club Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich in 2016, but has failed to find his form that made him regarded as one of Europe’s best players during his first spell at the club.
In fact, he’s not a key player under Thomas Tuchel and has made only nine Bundesliga starts so far this season…
He’s competing with the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Christian Pulisic, Andre Schurrle, Shiniji Kagawa and Emre Mor for game-time, and according to their report, he’s surplus to requirements.
The Mirror reckon Jurgen Klopp still fancies Gotze and that he’d be available for £20m.
We’re not sure we would go in for the playmaker again as Klopp was openly disappointed by Gotze changing his mind and refusing to join us. Instead, we acquired Sadio Mane, who’s proven to be a much better fit for our system.
Instead of Gotze, we are interested in his team-mate Christian Pulisic, but the young American recently signed a lengthy contract extension and would likely be unattainable.