Liverpool have been interested in the World Cup winner for a long time but have been boosted by the fact that their newly appointed manager has been an ex-coach for the player and is a major head turner for Gotze as he looks to stabilize his career with some regular game time. He is currently rehabilitating from an injury and looks to return to game time as soon as he possibly can.
Mario has been very vocal lately about his situation at the club as the extremely talented playmaker has been on the fringes of the squad even after Schweinsteiger’s departure from the club. This has clearly frustrated the star as he continually ranks among the elite in terms of talent and has been in pretty good touch whenever he has played.
With this context, the fact that Liverpool are missing creativity, it makes clear sense why Gotze would want to reunite with his ex-boss, Jurgen Klopp:
“I know Klopp really well, our cooperation was outstanding,” Mario Gotze told German newspaper Bild. “He is definitely a very good coach.”
“I haven’t decided what will happen after the season, everything depends on the plans of the new coach. I have not thought about my future much due to my recent injuries but as I said: nothing has been decided yet.” He added.
“I want to play. Everything else, we’ll see in the summer.”
The fee Bayern are holding out for is 50 million euros for the player who scored the World Cup winning goal only the last summer but Liverpool have tested their resolve with a 40 million euro bid as the player is clearly unsettled and might force Bayern’s hand into selling him for less. He has a contract with Munich that runs until 2017 which he signed upon joining Bayern from their fierce rivals Borussia Dortmund as they triggered a 27.5 million release clause in the youngster’s contract and received a lot of flak for doing it just before the Champions League final for the same year.