Never before has a player who scored the winning goal in a World Cup final joined the Premier League. In fact, as a club, we haven’t signed a World Cup winner of any description since… Bernard Diomede.
It’s hardly unsurprising, therefore, that Liverpool fans around the world have been loving the increasing speculation that links Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze with a move to Liverpool.
It is thought we could bag the midfielder for around £20 million given he is out of contract next summer (via Express).
Here is some of the best social media reaction from the last couple of days:
(Let us know what you think about the story in the comments below…)
I can’t believe Mario Gotze is going to Liverpool…
— Austin Fite (@afite22) March 29, 2016
@HaroldHotspur I bet Gotze is only joining Liverpool so he can team up with Milner. Probably had posters of him on his bedroom wall
— onedavemackay™. (@onedavemackay) March 29, 2016
I’d be heartbroken if we didn’t sign Gotze. This signing is probably the most passionate and desperate player I want Liverpool to sign. #LFC
— . (@TheLFC_Man) March 29, 2016
if Gotze goes to Liverpool and scores against Arsenal, i will throw myself into the ocean. i’ll be completely broken!
— Wandile (@LB_Langa) March 29, 2016
Gotze to Liverpool would be amazing.
— Jojo Akwa (@J_Akwa) March 29, 2016
Still not convinced gotze a done deal yet, think fans need to stop commenting on his every move until he is in a Liverpool shirt #LFC
— Terry (@Terry_LFC5) March 29, 2016
If liverpool get Gotze it would be the biggest signing since Fernando Torres #LFC
— Kieran MacQueen (@minisaintie12) March 29, 2016
Imagine Gotze goes Liverpool. That front 4 would be a madness
— shash. (@Shash_Iyer) March 29, 2016
Is gotze really the kind of player liverpool need right now?
— Jidz (@don_jide) March 29, 2016
Can’t wait 4 Gotze 2 sign for City in the summer. Followed by Liverpool fans calling him shit and pretending this wank fest never happened.
— Dan (@DHarrison23) March 29, 2016
Guardiola constantly makes the mistake of not playing Gotze. Great young talent, hope to see em at Liverpool with Klopp next year.
— Ace Ventura (@rawgerV) March 29, 2016