As summer approaches, an air of uncertainty and optimism is prevailing over the Merseyside as to who will walk down the famous Anfield tunnel as Jurgen Klopp’s first significant investment in the Liverpool squad. With 2 signings already done and dusted, we take a look at 7 new faces that can join them in donning the famous red shirt of the Anfield faithful.
Liverpool is increasingly optimistic of completing the blockbuster signing of Mario Götze this transfer window with the World Cup winner understood to be hell-bound on a reunion with his former coach Jürgen Klopp.
The Liverpool boss has singled out Götze as the number one transfer target for the end of the season and the Anfield hierarchy is increasingly confident of clinching the signature of the Memmingen born 23-year-old. The attacking midfielder’s progress has stalled at Bayern Munich, where he has made only 18 appearances this campaign, and he is eagerly awaiting a move away from the Bavarian giants despite the forthcoming arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as Pep Guardiola’s successor.
The Allianz Arena side wants almost £30m-£32m for the player they acquired from Borussia Dortmund in 2013 but the Merseysiders hope a deal can be reached for £18m-£20m. That valuation is based on Götze having only a year left on his current contract and Bayern’s unwillingness to offer him an extension.