It may be indicative of how Liverpool’s season seems to have unraveled slightly that most fans seem to be dreaming of fantastical teams featuring Mario Götze and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang despite playing the latter’s team in matter of weeks. The dream is an attacking midfield three of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Götze – and what a dream it is.
This season Liverpool supporters have been treated to some delightful link-up play between Firmino, Coutinho and Adam Lallana. All the best results have featured this interchangeable trio. Two league routs of Manchester City and the Europa League tie with the other side of Manchester.
It would be the stuff of football fairy-tales if Götze returned to Klopp after choosing Bayern Munich over Borussia Dortmund in 2013. Their reunion wouldn’t consist purely of sentimentality. During his time at Dortmund, Götze was crucial in winning two Bundesliga titles, a DFB Pokal trophy and reaching the Champions League Final in 2013. Not to mention the fact that Götze scored the winner in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Not a bad CV.
Götze isn’t strictly necessary when considering the amount of attacking midfielders in the team and the lack of wingers. That being said Klopp has deployed Coutinho on the left regularly this season and he has been rewarded with 8 goals and 5 assists since his arrival.
Very few defences in England and Europe would be able to contend with the constant barrage of attack that would surely ensue if a fit and in-form Daniel Sturridge was at the head of a trio like Coutinho, Firmino and Götze.
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Rumours of Götze to Liverpool have been fulled mostly by the fact that under Pep Guardiola he has been limited to a bit part role with sporadic game time. My concern here is that when Carlo Ancelotti arrives at Bayern he might tell Götze that he wants him and then that will settle it. The is no chance that anyone chooses Liverpool over Bayern Munich.
The only way Liverpool will be able to beat other suitors – of which there will be many – will be the connection between Klopp and Götze. Hopefully Liverpool will look to exploit this relationship because it’s very difficult not to get excited about seeing Götze in Liverpool’s red.
The best way to get excited about this potential transfer is this quote when asked if Liverpool had made any advances Götze replied,”You’ll have to ask Jürgen.”