Mario Gotze wants to quit Borussia Dortmund to join Liverpool, a Bundesliga expert has revealed.
Lee Price, who has written two books on German football including a biography on Jurgen Klopp, understands Gotze wants to test himself in England.
And Price has revealed Gotze has TWICE considered signing for Liverpool before - only to stay in Germany.
The 26-year-old, who was left out the Germany World Cup squad, is down the pecking order at Dortmund and is keen on linking back up with Jurgen Klopp.
The pair enjoy a good relationship with Klopp the man who gave Gotze his big break in 2009.
Liverpool had targeted Nabil Fakir from Lyon but that move broke down after problems in the attacking midfielder’s medical.
"Liverpool have emerged as the favourites to sign Mario Gotze," Price told Express Sport.
"Their deal for Nabil Fekir collapsed, and the club are scraping around for alternatives - with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri both being monitored but not convincing Jurgen Klopp.
"One man he has known and liked for a long time - and has considered signing for Liverpool on two occasions - is Mario Gotze.
"The German star is out of favour at Borussia Dortmund, and wants to test himself in England, plus would command a relatively modest fee in today’s hyperactive transfer market.
"Most Premier League clubs would take the star, but Liverpool would be his top choice, largely because of the Klopp factor - who he worked with at Dortmund.
"Klopp thinks he can revitalise the player’s career, unearth a bargain, and add strength in depth to his squad.”
Gotze scored Germany’s World Cup winning goal four years ago - then left Dortmund for Bayern Munich.
But his career hampered by fitness problems and in 2016 he completed an £18million return to Dortmund.
Source: Daily Express
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