There has been plenty of media hype about the possible transfer of Mario Götze from Bayern Munich to Liverpool. The biggest reason for the hype is the link between Jürgen Klopp and Götze. The two worked together at Borussia Dortmund in a purple patch for the German club. During their spell together they won the Bundesliga twice and the DFB Pokal once and reached the 2013 Champions League final which they lost to Götze’s present club, Bayern Munich.
The football oriented Twitter account of Sky Sports released a link to an article about Mario Götze being one of Klopp’s summer transfer targets. Their reunion would be the stuff of football miracles, especially if they replicated their success in Germany in England.
There is a lot of doubt as to whether the deal will actually materialise. This is due to Liverpool missing out on high profile targets in the most recent transfer windows. One of the wounds which hold the most pain is that which was created by the missed opportunity of signing Alexis Sanchez. It seems mind boggling that there was no attempt at trying to use Luis Suarez’ move to Barcelona as a makeweight for the Chilean. Then you consider the ineptitude of those in charge of Liverpool’s transfer business.
Arsenal ultimately ended up signing Sanchez for £35 million. You can be sure that this has a lot to do with the fact that Arsenal’s manager is Arsene Wenger and that Liverpool’s manager was Brendan Rodgers. I don’t doubt that Rodgers is a young manager with a lot of potential but you also need to consider that the season that Sanchez signed would have been Rodgers’ first in Europe’s elite competition, the UEFA Champions League. Arsene Wenger has been consistent in granting Champions League football every season for a decade.
This gulf in experience has a lot to do with why Liverpool have missed out on many high-profile transfer targets. That being said if you skip forward to 2016, Liverpool now have Jürgen Klopp at the helm and the club’s prospects look brighter than ever. You could hardly bet against Klopp securing Götze’s signature. He’s just that guy. It’s the continuation of the theory behind what has been dubbed ‘The Klopp Effect.’
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A great inidicator of the fact that Liverpool are moving in the right direction is that opposition fans have resorted to sayin that Götze has been shambolic for the last few years and that the only reason he is at Bayern still is the goal he scored in the 2014 World Cup final. I love it. Liverpool is coming back. The jealousy of oppositon fans is like music to my ears.
My only concern with the prospect of buying another attacking midfielder. Liverpool will have a ridiculous amount of players who prefer to play as a number 10. This is while there is an extreme lack of wingers and real pace in the side. At present Jordon Ibe and Ryan Kent are the only two wingers in and around the first team squad. Lazar Markovic was loaned out by Brendan Rodgers after his debut seasoned was marred with internal agendas.
Klopp has already said that he wishes to have Markovic back and this should be coupled with a winger of real quality. Many speak about Marco Reus being the ideal player but I don’t believe he will leave Borussia Dortmund for a long time.
My plan, for now, is to trust Jürgen Klopp as he is almost certain to lead us to success both dommestically and abroad. His footballing phliosophy is a perfect fit for Liverpool Football Club. When Mario Götze arrives, as I bleive he will, there will be so much hype among Liverpool suppporters but the best part will be to witness the fume from jealous opposition fans.