Liverpool must target 'ambitious' signings like Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze this summer if they're to challenge on all fronts next season.
The Reds' dramatic 4-3 Europa League quarter-final victory over Borussia Dortmund last week was yet further proof that Jurgen Klopp's exciting side have the potential to challenge in both the Premier League and Europe.
Klopp's presence at Anfield will undoubtedly prove vital in any pursuit of Gotze, who was nurtured through the Dortmund academy by the German and sold to Bayern Munich for £31.5 million to further his ambitions.
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He has since found it hard to settle. Still at a relatively young 23-years-old, Gotze's future is up in the air amidst rumours he is considering pastures new in a bid to find greater first-team opportunities.
And Liverpool can provide just that, alongside a burning ambition to succeed. The Reds strolled to a 4-0 victory over rivals Everton on Wednesday night, the third consecutive game they have scored four goals at home.
A return to fitness for Daniel Sturridge has coincided with a resurgence similar to the form they demonstrated during the 2013/14 campaign.
In fact, Klopp's side have now scored more goals in 2016 than any other Premier League side, with the German's passion and heavy-metal style translating into his players.
'Ambitious' signings like Gotze will be needed not just for the sake of improving the standard at Anfield, though, but to convince the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho to stay and give Klopp's reign a chance.
The pair have been linked with moves away this year and Liverpool can ill-afford to lose any more of the 'Class of 2014', who famously came so close to Premier League glory.
Liverpool's infamous transfer committee usually opts for young players with high potential, yet their approach must change to target those who, before Klopp's arrival on Merseyside, wouldn't have considered a move to Anfield.
The Reds have an exciting crop of youngsters amongst their squad and adding Gotze to the ranks would only add to the bright future that awaits Anfield.
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