There has been a lot of speculation over the last few hours regarding Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Gotze. The 23-year old who has been out of favour at Bayern Munich has been linked with a reunion with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.
Now this is the kind of signing that Liverpool needs, a big name signing who is already a world class player who can make an immediate impact on the Liverpool first team.
Mario Gotze has told Jurgen Klopp : if you want to sign me for Liverpool , then give me a call.
“I can rule out a move to Liverpool this winter,” said Gotze. “I don’t know where the rumours about Klopp and me are coming from.
“I have not heard anything. You should ask Klopp if he wants me at Liverpool. If he wants me, he should approach me.
“I have six nice months ahead of me. It is always annoying when you cannot play and cannot help the team.
“It is only normal that you think about things like that. But you have to look at the positives and build on those.”
When asked about working with Klopp again, Gotze smiled and said: “I’m under contract here until 2017. We will see what happens.
“No one has contacted me yet.”
So a move for the German in unlikely to happen this January but who knows what will happen in the summer. A player like Gotze may demand Champions League football which hopefully Liverpool will have come next season but if the Reds miss out on the top four then Klopp’s influence should be able to persuade Gotze to join him.