Jurgen Klopp will be given the funds to transform Liverpool into contenders next season, starting with World Cup winner Mario Gotze, according to Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph.
After a disappointing performance and defeat on Sunday in the Capital One Cup final, it is believed that Klopp will be allowed to bring in fresh faces to make Liverpool regular challengers for silverware.
Gotze has been somewhat on the periphery at Bayern Munich this season, and with a plethora of talent above him in the pecking order, it would make sense that the former Dortmund man would be after a move as he enters the prime of his career. It would however take all of his former coach’s powers of persuasion to tempt him to Anfield.
Bascombe also says Liverpool may be looking to move on from £32.5m summer signing Christian Benteke, as the former Aston Villa man has found himself fourth choice in the striking pecking order, and unable to make a real impression on the first team.
After harbouring some interest from the Chinese Super League in January, the Reds may look to cut their losses and recuperate as much as they can.
The Telegraph note that Liverpool have also been linked with Udinese’s Polish midfielder Piotr Zeilinski (currently on loan at Empoli), as well as Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell, as Klopp looks to mould the side in his image.
They also believe that Liverpool will be moving on from Adam Bogdan as a goalkeeping option, instead pursuing a stopper who can offer realistic competition to the inconsistent Simon Mignolet.