Liverpool have been handed something of a boost in their pursuit of Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze after teammate Thomas Muller admitted he thinks the 23-year-old isn't overly happy at the Allianz-Arena.
Gotze has endured a frustrating yet successful spell in Bavaria since signing in 2013, with this season's five starts in the Bundesliga confirming that notion.
A series of unfortunate injuries have certainly played their part, but such reported unhappiness has seen the Germany international linked with a move to Anfield, where he would reunite with former manager Jurgen Klopp.
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The German pair worked together during their days at Borussia Dortmund, with Klopp reluctantly selling Gotze to the club's rivals for €37 million.
And according to Muller, his countryman "might not be satisfied" with life under Pep Guardiola.
He said, as per the Mirror: "I've talked to Mario, of course we've talked in the dressing room and I fully appreciate that he might not be satisfied at Bayern Munich.
"From a purely sporting point of view, of course you want to be on the pitch, you want to be showing the public what you can do."
Muller did insist, however, that a lack of game time hasn't affected Gotze's attitude in training or towards his teammates.
"But he jokes around," he continued. "He is full of spirit, and in training we really dovetail on the pitch and in the club and this won't go away in a hurry.
"As far as him signing for another club is concerned, I'm not his advisor or his agent so I would wish for him to stay at Bayern Munich but you never know in this world so I don't talk about potential new clubs with Mario Gotze."
Liverpool are currently ninth in the Premier League after a season of inconsistency, with big changes set to ensue this summer as Klopp seeks to build his desired squad on Merseyside.
Liverpool fans: would Gotze be the perfect signing for Klopp to make this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.