Liverpool are “interested” in Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Mario Gotze, according to respected football journalist, Ben Smith.
The German World Cup winner – he netted the goal that secured the trophy for his nation in 2014’s final – starred for current Reds chief Jurgen Klopp during their time together at Dortmund before making a controversial move to the Allianz Arena.
Despite this, the two are believed to have a solid relationship, with Gotze himself having revealed that he’s been “texting” his former boss of late amid doubts surrounding his future in Bavaria.
And now Smith has confirmed that Liverpool’s interest in the silky playmaker is genuine as Klopp puts his summer transfer plan in order:
“Benteke among those who’ll be made available in summer. Mignolet not guaranteed No 1. #LFC still interested in Götze, Udinese’s Zielinski”
Benteke among those who’ll be made available in summer. Mignolet not guaranteed No 1. #LFC still interested in Götze, Udinese’s Zielinski
— Ben Smith (@BSmith) March 20, 2016
Any move for Gotze would be a coup for the Merseyside club, who may well head into 2016/17 without any form of European competition on the agenda.
Smith also confirmed that Christian Benteke might be sold, while Simon Mignolet’s role as No.1 may be under threat, hinting that a new goalkeeper is being looked at.