Liverpool’s Eye Turns To Bayern’s Leon Goretzka
The German Connection: Klopp and Goretzka
Liverpool may soon find a new addition to its arsenal, with Jurgen Klopp casting his eyes on the German international, Leon Goretzka. The departure of the club’s heavyweight players such as Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and even Thiago Alcantara, could lead to a gap in the midfield that Goretzka is earmarked to fill.
Klopp’s former Bundesliga rival, Thomas Tuchel, has quietly suggested that Goretzka might be allowed to seek greener pastures. Klopp, an admirer of the 28-year-old, has set Goretzka in his sights as a potential recruit.
Bayern Munich are willing to sell Leon Goretzka & Joshua Kimmich if a suitable offer comes in this summer.🇩🇪🗞️ pic.twitter.com/JT38MAqjED
— PurelyFootball ℗ (@PurelyFootball) July 18, 2023
A Versatile Force: Goretzka’s Midfield Prowess
An attractive proposition about Goretzka is his versatility. He possesses the ability to efficiently play as a No.6, No.8, or No.10, lending him a unique ability to adapt on the field.
Previously, Goretzka had declined an offer from Klopp and Liverpool back in 2018. Speaking to The Athletic, he explained his decision.
Goretzka: “They were a consideration, of course. They’re a great club, and their development since Klopp came has been amazing. We’re all a little proud of him winning the title. But I took a long time making my decision, and I was 100 per cent sure that Bayern was the right move for me.”
Bayern Munich, where Goretzka is currently positioned, are open to the idea of selling him this summer as part of a squad overhaul. They’ve pinned a price tag around the €40million mark for him. It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will take this opportunity to secure Goretzka’s services.
Kimmich makes no sense for us. Age, wage, fee, fit. None of it works.
Goretzka makes no sense for us. Age, wage, fee, fit, injuries. None of it works.
There isn't a German midfielder who makes sense for us.
Wirtz would have before we signed Alexis, but that's it.
— Dave Hendrick (@MrTwoFooted) July 13, 2023
Liverpool’s Summer Additions
So far, Liverpool has secured the signings of Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton and Dominik Szoboszlai this transfer window, after they were unable to secure Jude Bellingham. However, with the potential mass departure of players, Liverpool will need to add a few more names to their central midfield.
Liverpool, having finished fifth last season and thus missing out on the Champions League, is keen on reinforcing their squad for the upcoming campaign. With these planned additions, it is clear that Liverpool is looking to make significant strides forward in the next season. As per what are claimed to be exclusive reports from Football Transfers, Leon Goretzka is high on the list of those potential reinforcements.