Liverpool are interested in making a summer move for Bayern Munich’s Mario Gotze, Sky sources understand.
The 23-year-old midfielder has been reportedly linked with a move to Liverpool and played manager Jurgen Klopp when the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund.
Gotze, who scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final, is unsettled at Bayern after failing to hold down a regular place under outgoing manager Pep Guardiola, making just one start since October.
It is unclear what Gotze’s Bayern future holds with Carlo Ancelotti due to replace Guardiola when he leaves for Manchester City in the summer.
He has one year of his contract left and Klopp is known to be a huge admirer of the playmaker having given him his Dortmund debut as an 18-year-old in 2010. Gotze went on to make 99 appearances for the Westfalenstadion side – scoring 22 goals – before a £31.5m move to Bayern in 2013.