When Jurgen Klopp was appointed the new main man down in the Anfield dug-out earlier on this season, many rejuvenated Liverpool fans – and several among the wider English footballing community for the matter – expected the enigmatic German tactician to take the Premier League by storm.
…Yet whilst the Reds haven’t exactly set the English top-flight alight under the former Borussia Dortmund boss throughout large portions of the current domestic campaign, the upcoming summer transfer period could represent a massive turning point for Klopp on Merseyside.
So then, as Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze looks to be moving closer to a high profile switch to Liverpool with every passing week these days, would Anfield really represent the perfect next step in the career of the 23-year-old German international? Or would this possible summer transfer ultimately prove far more trouble than its worth?
Well, although the Bundesliga favourite has certainly endured a campaign to forget so far this season – due to a number of performance based and injury related factors – this is one player nearly every Premier League club would surely love to have on board ahead of the next domestic campaign.
Mario Gotze may have struggled to implement himself within the first-team fold down at the Allianz Arena, but as Bayern Munich currently possess several well-established midfielders, such an outcome certainly shouldn’t seriously blemish Gotze’s reputation.
When it came to making things happen for his respective side inside the final third, taking on opposing defenders with ease and simply making the beautiful game look ridiculously easy, Gotze indeed served to carve out a promising showcase of his abilities whilst plying his trade for Borussia Dortmund.
The technically gifted Germany international would therefore likely excel at Liverpool next season, despite his admittedly tough stint with Bayern Munich thus far. The up and coming attacking midfielder has already scored the winner for his nation in the 2014 World Cup final after all, so what more could even the most pessimistic of Reds fans possibly ask for in this particular instance?
Yes, Mario Gotze would likely set the Merseyside outfit back quite a bit financially when all is said and done, but as this is the side that have recently spent £25m on Adam Lallana, £20m on Dejan Lovren, and an incredible £32.5m on the distinctly out of form Christian Benteke, now would seemingly represent an odd moment for Liverpool to suddenly change their ambitious approach in the ever competitive summer transfer market…
Klopp was ultimately brought to the club in order to source big name signings such as this one. His previous working relationship with the 23-year-old at Dortmund only signals promising signs for the Anfield faithful, and with the Reds also reportedly keen on landing Barcelona’s Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the upcoming league campaign, Liverpool could easily improve upon their fortunes next term.
So then, even though Liverpool would arguably represent an obvious step down for the out-of-sorts Bayern Munich midfielder with all things fairly taken into account, Jurgen Klopp’s current outfit must nonetheless go down as an ideal place for Mario Gotze to resurrect his career upon the European footballing scene…