Mario Gotze is eager to join Liverpool and play under manager Jurgen Klopp this summer, according to reports.
It may come as no surprise that a more-than-decent-but-not-world class German player has been linked to Liverpool and Klopp - but Gotze does have history with the former Borussia Dortmund boss, playing under him at Signal Iduna Park.
The 26-year-old left Borussia to join Bayern Munich in 2014 but his form waned and he returned to Dortmund, where his form has continued to stutter, the player now seemingly looking for a way out.
Bundesliga expert Lee Price has now heated up the transfer saga connection of Gotze to Anfield by telling Express Sport:
"Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Stoke [City]'s Xherdan Shaqiri are both being monitored but not convincing Jurgen Klopp.
"One man he has known and liked for a long time - and has considered signing for Liverpool on two occasions - is Mario Gotze.
"The German star is out of favour at Borussia Dortmund, and wants to test himself in England, plus would command a relatively modest fee in today's hyperactive transfer market.
"Most Premier League clubs would take the star, but Liverpool would be his top choice, largely because of the Klopp factor - who he worked with at Dortmund.
"Klopp thinks he can revitalise the player's career, unearth a bargain and add strength in depth to his squad."
With the deal for Nabil Fekir falling through at the death, Gotze is certainly a viable option for the Reds, a man to fill that attacking hole left by Philippe Coutinho.
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