Amazing Liverpool move for Gotze ‘could well happen’ – expert

Liverpool’s proposed move for Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze “could well happen in the summer”, according to Bundesliga expert Raphael Honigstein.

The Reds have been aligned with a shock raid for the World Cup-winning playmaker today, as Jurgen Klopp looks to add a genuine star to his Anfield ranks.

Although an ambitious transfer given Gotze is currently playing for one of the best clubs on the planet, he has a close relationship with the Kop tactician, who oversaw his rise to become one of the best ‘No.10s’ in modern football while the pair were at Dortmund.

And Honigstein – a well-know football journalist who is well connected in Germany – has taken to Twitter to claim that the 23-year-old moving to Liverpool is not an entirely far-fetched idea.

He tweeted: “Gotze is certainly injured enough for LFC. Unlikely to come back before February. But seriously: could well happen in the summer.”

Honigstein’s injury joke makes reference to Klopp’s swelling fitness worries at Liverpool, with Jordon Ibe’s hamstring injury having left the head coach with THIRTEEN first-team absentees.

Gotze himself is seen as one of German football’s finest talents, but he has struggled to cement himself as a key man at Bayern since his controversial move from BVB to the Bavarians in 2013.