Last month, the Reds did not reinforce their squad in the transfer window and struggled badly. Going into the New Year, Liverpool were Chelsea’s closest title rivals. Now, they are virtually out of the title race.
Liverpool are currently fifth in the Premier League, only a single point behind Arsenal who occupy the final CL qualification spot.
As far as the transfers are concerned, the Merseysiders need to strengthen their team next summer if they are to challenge the best of sides and be more consistent.
The Reds were keen on signing German international Mario Gotze last summer from Bayern Munich. However, the 24-year-old star opted to re-join Dortmund instead. Now, reports suggest that Klopp is ready to finally sign the £20m ($25m) man next summer and initial talks have already taken place (Daily Mirror).
Mario is a versatile playmaker, who can operate anywhere in the attacking third. He excelled big time for Dortmund when Klopp was in charge of the club. Gotze mostly warmed the bench for Bayern and is currently doing the same with BvB this season as well.
He has only started 9 league games for Dortmund this season, scored one goal and provided one assist. The World Cup winner has been out of form for quite some time and Liverpool fans should be glad that they got Sadio Mane last summer.
Dortmund have an overcrowded attacking midfield with stars like Reus, Dembele, Mor, Schurrle and Kagawa around as well. Gotze is surely talented but can Klopp revive him? In your opinion, should Liverpool sign Mario?
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