Mario Gotze a transfer target for Liverpool - Sky sources

Could Germany international, Mario Gotze, be heading to Liverpool this summer?

Liverpool are interested in making a summer move for Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze, Sky sources understand.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool having played for Reds boss Jurgen Klopp 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.

Jurgen Klopp helped bring Mario Gotze through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund
Image: Jurgen Klopp brought Mario Gotze through the ranks at Borussia Dortmund

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 remaining on his contract and Klopp is known to be a huge admirer of the player having given him his Dortmund debut as an 18-year-old in 2010.

Gotze went on to make 99 appearances for Dortmund - scoring 22 goals - before completing a £31.5m move to Bayern in 2013.

Although he was a regular starter in his first two seasons at Bayern, scoring 27 goals in that period, he has been a more peripheral figure since.

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Bayern Munich's midfielder Thomas Mueller (R) celebrates scoring the 2-0 goal with Bayern Munich's midfielder Mario Goetze
Image: Mario Gotze (left) scored 27 goals during his first two seasons at Bayern

Newspaper reports claim Klopp is confident of signing Gotze for a fee of around £20m due to the limited time left on his current deal.

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