Firmino welcomes Gotze's arrival.

Roberto Firmino wants Mario Gotze to join him at Liverpool

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Roberto Firmino has been a revelation since joining Liverpool last summer from Hoffenheim.

Alongside countryman Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge, the Brazilian has helped form a dangerous attacking quartet and terrorised a number of Premier League defences this season.

The Reds finished in a disappointing eighth on Sunday yet there’s little doubt Jurgen Klopp's side have come on leaps and bounds since the turn of the year, with a Europa League final in the offing.


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However, change could well be imminent where Liverpool’s attacking line is concerned.

Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze is a reported target of the Merseysiders’ - and Firmino welcomes his potential arrival.

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In an exclusive interview with German outlet Bild, the attacking midfielder said: “I know Gotze well from my time in Germany, when I played with Hoffenheim against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.

“He has incredible attacking qualities.

“He would fit in well with us, and he will surely help us with his class also.”

Whether Gotze joins the revolution taking place at Anfield remains to be seen, but signs suggest a move could materialise.

He was recently told by incoming Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti to find a new club this summer, whilst the connection he shares with Klopp could see him follow suit and arrive at Anfield.

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Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer recently commented on Gotze’s situation and believes a move to Liverpool would be wise.

“I would, in his place, go to a place where I feel comfortable,” he told Sky Germany, per Bild.

“I have the impression that Mario has not felt right in Munich and also has not been understood, so that he could show his full potential.

“I would in his place go where I am comfortable and follow in the footsteps of Jurgen Klopp (to Liverpool).”


It seems the Reds have taken steps to signing Gotze having reportedly made a €25 million bid for the German.

However, their initial approach is way below Bayern’s asking price and they also face stiff competition to secure his signature.

Former employers Dortmund are also interested in re-signing him, whilst Chelsea have been informed of Gotze’s availability and could join the race.

For now, Liverpool’s sole focus will be on the Europa League final on Wednesday.

Having beaten Dortmund and Villarreal en route to Basel, the Reds are in good form heading into the affair, but they face a Sevilla side gunning for their third-straight European title.

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