Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has asked his previous striker Mario Gotze to join a team where this summer he will have the option to turn into a viable first-team player.
The 28-year-old starred in his first spell at Dortmund under Klopp before leaving for Bayern Munich in 2013.
Gotze has battled to recapture his past fine structure since joining Dortmund in 2016 and will search for another club this summer with his contract set to terminate.
Some have connected Gotze to a Liverpool meeting with Klopp, yet speaking to Sky Germany Klopp appeared to play down the bits of gossip by proposing that he ought to go to a club where he would be guaranteed a place at the end of the week starting line-up.
“Everyone in the company realized his contract was running out. On the off chance that things weren’t settled a year in advance, there are a few indications it’s finding some conclusion. Mario’s going to require many games in succession. He needs a club that gives him the inclination in each game that he doesn’t have to change the world. Instead, Gotze just has to play normally and then play again and play again. At that point, I trust we’ll see old Mario Gotze again. That’s not realistic right now in Dortmund with the quality they have in the hostile zone. It makes total sense that Mario is leaving the club. I was unable to wish him more karma, to be straightforward. I believe he’s an exceptional player and also an exceptional character. I like him and wish him the best,” Klopp said.
Regardless of whether another Premier League club is diving for Gotze remains to be seen, and given the current financial implications of the coronavirus emergency, the marking of such an accomplished striker on a free transfer could speak to something of a deal.