In what can probably be the biggest deal in recent times in Liverpool’s history, Bayern Munich and German national team forward Mario Gotze is linked to the Anfield outfit for a possible move this summer.
The 23-year old moved to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund after guiding the yellow brigade to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final under the Liverpool manager.
He has since not been able to cement a place in the current Bayern line-up and his progress has often been hampered by a number of injuries over the years.
However, finally, fit Gotze is said to be frustrated with life in Germany and is widely tipped off to reunite with his former boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Klopp is also understood to be keen on bringing the World Cup winning attacker to his new club and is understood to be plotting a move for the 23-year old.
However, in a recent interview, the German manager refused to be drawn into commenting on the situation of the transfer.
He explained that he will not be talking about the German international and instead asked the press to talk about Joel Matip and Marko Grujic, two players who have already signed for Liverpool and move to Anfield at the end of this season.
Gotze came back to national duty after a lengthy injury lay-off and found the back of the net in Germany’s 4-1 victory over Italy. The Liverpool manager expressed his happiness for the star player and wished him luck for the rest of the season.
“I am happy that he put in a good performance yesterday.”
“He’s a player with extraordinary abilities and wants to return to full fitness after four months on the sidelines,” Klopp added.
However, Klopp managed to steer away from talking anything else about a potential summer transfer and revealed that he does not like to talk about rumors going around in the media.
Klopp said, “It shouldn’t surprise you that we don’t talk about any names,”
“Seriously, I never comment on any rumors,” he added.
The 23-year old also spoke to the media after the victory over Italy and also declined to throw any light on this rumor.
He explained that it was important to live in the present and admitted that he felt happy to represent his country once again after an injury that kept him away from the game.
“We should stay in the present,” he said.
“The most important thing is to be playing again. I’ve really missed it over the past few months,” he added.
With the likes of Sturridge and Benteke on the verge of moving away from the club, the World Cup winning goal-scorer Gotze will add plenty of mettle to the Liverpool squad next season.
Having already played under Klopp, Gotze will take no time to fit into his style at Liverpool and if the deal does go through, it can change a lot at Anfield for the good.
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