As The Sun reports, Liverpool could be facing Arsenal in a battle to sign German international Mario Gotze.
After the Henrikh Mkhitaryan deal reportedly fell through, the Merseyside club has turned to the former Borussia Dortmund player, in order to bolster their squad for next season’s Champions League spot race.
Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp would like to have Mario Gotze under his management once again, but at least for now, it seems that the Gunners are closer to agreeing terms with the 24-year-old.
Gotze didn’t quite have a big impact on Bayern’s last season performances and it seems like things aren’t going to change now that Pep Guardiola is taking over Manchester City. Because of that, Gotze is desperate to find a new club, where he could secure first-team minutes on the pitch.
Liverpool certainly is that kind of club, especially now that Coutinho is being linked with PSG and Barcelona, which would mean that the Reds are in need for a new attacking midfielder. However, Arsenal is going to participate in the European Champions League, which is more than Liverpool could offer to Gotze.
On the other hand, we all know how persuasive Klopp can be when he wants to, so we shouldn’t be writing off the Merseyside club so easily.