In the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours, Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze finally commented on joining former manager Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool. Gotze was asked after he scored in Germany’s 4-1 win over Italy on Tuesday night.
“We should stay in the present. I am happy to play again and what comes will come. The most important thing is to be playing again. I’ve really missed it over the past few months,” Gotze said via The Daily Star.
The 2014 World Cup her has been plagued by injuries this campaign that limited opportunities him to just 12 appearances for Bayern. According to a report by ESPN, the 23-year-old has been linked to Liverpool since Klopp was appointed as manager.
Gotze has also revealed in previous interviews that he’s regularly in contact with his former coach. “We are texting now and again. He was my coach at Borussia Dortmund, but there is nothing special,” Gotze told ZDF TV.
Klopp and Gotze spent four years together at Dortmund wherein the player became one of the best in the world. However, Gotze moved to rivals Bayern in 2013 for £31.5 million but has failed to live up to his potential that is to become true world class player.
The Daily Star noted that his future at the Allianz Arena is uncertain with Pep Guardiola leaving for Manchester City. Incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti will probably cash in on Gotze whose contract is set to expire at the end of next season.
Liverpool is ready to splash £15 to £20 million for Gotze, but would face competitions from other clubs including Borussia Dortmund, per GOAL.com.
In other Liverpool transfer news, Bleacher Report noted that midfielder Joe Allen and striker Christian Benteke will likely leave the club this upcoming transfer window. As mentioned in a previous report, Daniel Sturridge is a target of French club Paris Saint-Germain.
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