Long time Liverpool target Mario Götze has shot down any chance of joining the English team this summer. Götze had been a longtime target of the Merseyside club and talk of him joining the Reds increased once Jürgen Klopp became Liverpool manager. Mario Götze got his start under Klopp at Borussia Dortmund in 2009 and burst onto the world scene while playing for Jürgen Klopp at Dortmund.
With Liverpool searching for a strong attacking midfielder and Götze slowly dropping in the pecking order at Bayern, it seemed like the move made sense for both parties. After starting just 11 matches for Bayern Munich this season and scoring only 3 goals, Götze appeared out of sorts at the club and a reunion with his former manager seemed to be the best option for him and his career.
Götze however has recently committed himself to Bayern Munich and spoke about how he was eager to impress his new manager Carlo Ancelotti in the coming weeks. The Bayern attacker said to German media outlet Bild, “I look forward to the new season in Munich and will do everything possible to be in top shape for my first training session under Carlo Ancelotti.”
The news is a major blow to Liverpool who are looking to strengthen their squad following their disappointing 8th place finish this season in the Premier League and their crushing UEFA Europa League final defeat to Spanish side Sevilla. Liverpool lack the quality to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal throughout the course of an entire season and the signing of someone like Götze would likely have had a positive impact on the morale of players and the club, similar to way that the arrival of Mesut Özil at Arsenal in 2013 improved the entire mentality of the club.
While they did miss out on Mario Götze, Liverpool looks very close to completing the signing of young German goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz. The goalkeeper is set to have his medical at the club in the coming days and become Liverpool’s third new arrival of the summer.