Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly open to a reunion with Mario Gotze to give him a fresh start on Merseyside after a tough couple of years.
The German forward has been sidelined ‘indefinitely’ after he was diagnosed with ‘metabolic disturbances’. This has only added to the Dortmund player’s woes, after a torrid two seasons since the World Cup. Gotze had scored the winning goal for Germany against Argentina in the World Cup final. His career though, has nosedived since.
He couldn’t establish himself in the team at Bayern Munich, and made a return to Borussia Dortmund last summer in search of good fortune. It was not to be though, with Thomas Tuchel unable to play him ahead of much better performing forwards.
Interestingly, Gotze was heavily linked with the Reds last summer, before he decided to move back to Dortmund. Klopp had also recently revealed that he has been in touch with Gotze ever since he was diagnosed.
Liverpool are in need of a good attacker. They struggled during Mane and Coutinho’s absence. Divock Origi has struggled with inconsistency, while Daniel Sturridge seems increasingly likely to leave Anfield.
Dortmund themselves have plenty of attacking options. Gotze leaving wouldn’t exactly hurt them, as long as they can recuperate much of the £20 million they spent on his transfer.