Mario Gotze looks set to feature in a big transfer saga this summer - and surprise surprise, it also involves Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp.
It's been tough couple of years for the Germany international. He joined Bayern Munich in 2014 but lasted just two years, rejoining Borussia Dortmund.
But since returning Gotze has struggled to recapture his previous form, scoring just two goals and assisting a further three in the Bundesliga last season.
Gotze's poor form saw him omitted from Germany's 2018 World Cup squad, despite the fact he scored the winner against Argentina in the 2014 final.
His future at Dortmund is now uncertain and there are rumours a move to Liverpool to reunite with Klopp could be on the horizon.
Speaking recently in a documentary called 'Being Mario Gotze', the 26-year-old confirmed that playing under his old manager again will always be a possibility.
"I decided to leave Bayern and Jurgen Klopp was interested in getting me to Liverpool," he said. "I was also interested in working with him again. It's still existing.
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"He is a world-class coach and that's why it's always an option. I decided to join Borussia Dortmund, but it was not a decision against Liverpool or Jurgen Klopp. But on the contrary."
So what's the latest on the Gotze to Liverpool rumours? Well, rather interestingly, the man who wrote Klopp's biography and is a renowned Bundesliga expert has provided a huge update.
Lee Price claims Gotze wants to join Liverpool and that Klopp sees his compatriot as a bargain that will add strength in depth to his squad.
"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.
"Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Stoke [City]'s Xherdan Shaqiri are 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."
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