Liverpool’s owners, FSG, are set to hand manager Jurgen Klopp a huge transfer war chest in the summer as they look to get the club competing for major honours once again.
According to a report from Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph, Bayern Munich’s Mario Götze is one of the names on Klopp’s wishlist and the player and manager do have a strong relationship having worked together when they were both at Borussia Dortmund.
Götze could well leave Bayern in the summer as he looks for more game time and Klopp will hope that the German international will be keen to work with him once again, especially as he would be guaranteed a starting role at Anfield.
The 23-year-old, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, has fallen down the pecking order at Bayern and does not look likely to feature in the first team anytime soon.
Pep Guardiola told ESPN why the German hasn’t featured much recently.
We’ve got seven wingers. When I don’t play Muller or someone else you will ask me about this. It’s my decision. That’s all.
Meanwhile, sporting executive Matthias Sammer said:
Other players like Franck Ribery, Kingsley Coman or Thiago Alcantara are just one step ahead of him. It’s not the time for experiments.
If Götze does become available, there will be numerous clubs wanting to sign him, but Liverpool fans will hope that the draw of working with Klopp again will lead him to Merseyside.