Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp must not allow himself to get sucked into the romance of a reunion with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze.
The German World Cup winner has regularly been linked with a move to Anfield due to his relationship with Klopp.
The then-Dortmund manager brought Gotze through the ranks at the Westfalenstadion.
Both moved on from the club, but the midfielder decided to return in 2016 following a three-year spell at Bayern Munich.
In the last few years, injuries and fitness problems have hampered the 26-year-old, who in 166 appearances for Dortmund has struck 35 goals and created 53 assists.
Recently, former Dortmund defender Kevin Grosskreutz suggested in an interview with Sky Germany that Liverpool would be a good destination for Gotze.
From the Reds’ point of view? No.
This is the first time in years that Liverpool have a realistic shot at the Premier League title.
Over the summer, Klopp strengthened areas that required work, particularly in the goalkeeping department with the arrival of Alisson.
Bringing in Gotze in January would do little to boost the team; partly because of the midfielder’s fitness concerns and partly down to the fact that Liverpool do not need this type of player.
The Germany international plays as a number 10, but the Anfield club’s fluid motion in the middle and final third means that the position is not necessarily required.
Also, Gotze has only played twice this season and there are doubts that he would be able to sustain Klopp’s high press due to his fitness woes.
Signing the midfielder would be a good story for the romanticists, but a transfer would not make logical sense right now.
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