Mario Gotze has been under the transfer scanner for quite some time and his future at Bayern Munich looks almost uncertain. Liverpool have been heavily linked with a summer transfer for the German forward and they have reportedly placed a bid of £20m for the dynamic front-man. The Reds have an important Europa league final lined-up and a victory would mean automatic qualification in the Champions league. If that happens, Jurgen Klopp would be able to lure in world class players in the summer transfer window with ease. The manager is on a revival mission and getting his hands on one of his former player would be a great start for this mission.
Gotze is on the wish-list of some of the top clubs of Europe and his abilities have been witnessed by the top managers of the world. Liverpool have always faced tough competition from Arsenal in terms of acquiring top players. Alexis Sanchez is one such example and the latter acquired him and the player had a great first season with his new club. Arsenal have shown keen interest in Gotze and have approached Bayern Munich for a summer transfer. Liverpool will have tough competition from the North London club in acquiring the services of Gotze.
Why Liverpool is a better option
A lot of football pundits have had this discussion as to what should be a better destination for the German forward and Liverpool has been at the top of the list for most of them. There are certain factors which give clarity to this debate. Here are some of the main reasons why we think Liverpool will be a better option for Mario Gotze as compared to Arsenal.
A transfer to Liverpool would mean a reunion of Gotze and Klopp from the good old days at Dortmund. The role of Klopp in the development of Gotze was eminent in Germany and he would wish to repeat the same at Anfield. The player is well-aware of the tactics and the style of play that the manager demands and he would fit better at Liverpool primarily for this reason.
The style of play
Klopp emphasizes on the gegenpressing and Gotze has been a vital part of that strategy in his days in Dortmund. It
would not be difficult for him to adapt to the current gameplay of Liverpool. On the contrary, Arsenal have a one-touch passing approach which becomes difficult for new players to adapt as was seen in the case of Gotze’s German counterpart Mesut Ozil.
At Liverpool, Gotze will have more opportunities to start as he would fit in the 4-2-3-1 or in the alternate diamond which Klopp opts for. Also, he would be the ideal player to team up with the fiery Brazilian duo of Firmino and Coutinho up-front.