The Germany international, who scored the goal that won the World Cup Final for his nation in 2014, has emerged as a priority target for the Reds in recent months with his situation at the Allianz Arena having deteriorated.
Gotze has started just 10 Bundesliga matches this season under Pep Guardiola, and reports have claimed that the Spaniard’s successor, Carlo Ancelotti, has already made it clear to the playmaker that he will be allowed to move on this summer.
Reports claim that snapping up the 23-year-old has been a priority for Klopp since he was made aware that the £20m-rated player he coached at Borussia Dortmund may be available, and it’s understood that the Merseysiders and their manager are confident of luring him to Anfield.
The relationship between the German coach and the star himself is thought to be a key factor, with the former BVB ace keen to rebuild his career after a difficult spell with Bayern.
Liverpool may be able to strengthen their negotiation stance by securing Champions League qualification, which is now only possible if they beat Sevilla in the Europa League Final next week.