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    Good for Liverpool: Mario Gotze keen on joining Klopp’s men


     Gotze

    Liverpool may well land a huge player this summer, with one German football expert claiming the Reds are the number one choice for Mario Gotze, who could leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

    The player has come close to making a move to the Premier League and Liverpool before, but it seems that this time it could be on.

    Lee Price, who has written two books on German football noted that Klopp’s men are the favourites and since the deal for Fekir fell through, they’re looking at other options – namely Gotze.

    “Liverpool have emerged as the favourites to sign Mario Gotze,” Price told Express Sport.

    “Their deal for Nabil Fekir collapsed, and the club are scraping around for alternatives – with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri 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.”

    Jan Vertonghen v Mario Gotze

    LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Mario Gotze of Borussia Dortmund and Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur battle for possession during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

    Targets

    Liverpool are of course looking at other players, but in terms of next season, Jurgen Klopp knows progress needs to be made.

    The Reds were brilliant at times last season and of course got to the Champions League final – but the main thing for them will be to once again perform in the Premier League, and many people have noted they could be challengers to Manchester City if they do add to their squad this summer – especially in the middle of the park.

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