By Coral Barry
Liverpool are ready to swoop for Bayern Munich’s unsettled Mario Gotze – but Twitter does not rate the Merseyside giants’ chances.
Gotze, 23, has repeatedly been linked with a move to Anfield since his former Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp took over at Liverpool in October and Sky Sports sent social media into a frenzy on Tuesday by substantiating written reports in England over the last 48 hours.
The attacking midfielder scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final and has four Bundesliga titles to his name and Twitter is sceptical of a player of his calibre choosing to move to Liverpool.
liverpool is getting gotze? ill believe it when i see it. no way the world will be that kind to me
— Robb Snark (@strobone) March 29, 2016
I will believe Gotze is coming to Liverpool when I see him leaning against something at Melwood in Liverpool kit #LFC
— Tom Gibson (@gibbo3048) March 29, 2016
Don't fancy us to sign Gotze. Hope I'm wrong, just can't see it happening unfortunately #LFC
— Harry Shaw (@HarryShaw8) March 29, 2016
If you say "Gotze is going to Liverpool" very slowly you can hear the man a laugh when he goes to city
— Danny Bragg (@DannyBragg1) March 29, 2016
Gotze to Liverpool because of klopp? The same manager he left at BVB for their rivals when they was winning leagues an reaching CL finals?
— george rushton (@GeorgeRushton92) March 29, 2016
There is no better place for gotze to resurrect his footballing career. Hope we land this guy. Not getting hopes up tho.
— Jamie Thomas (@JayThomas10) March 29, 2016
@SkyFootball – "our sources say Gotze could be on way to Anfield". Haha, been flicking through twitter again have we lads? Embarrassing.
— Red Mysterio (@redmysterio96) March 29, 2016
These two below believe that Liverpool are incapable of attracting football’s biggest stars regardless of Klopp’s relationship with Gotze.
Unfortunately for one of them, he does not seem to realise Danny Drinkwater is on the verge of winning a Premier League winners medal with Leicester five points clear at the top of the table.
Would be sick having Gotze at Liverpool, but we'll probably end up with Danny Drinkwater #GotzeLFC
— Adam Fletcher (@AdamFletcher5) March 29, 2016
We want Mario Gotze.. We'll end up with Mario Balotelli #LFC
— Terence (@Aviet19) March 29, 2016
Despite the pessimism, there are plenty of Liverpool supporters who would love to see the German in a red shirt and are unable to contain their excitement at the prospect of Gotze arriving at Anfield.
This tweet below sums up their reaction to the news.
Coutinho – Firmino – Gotze – Sturridge…. pic.twitter.com/4zeLpdrv7e
— James (@James_Cou10) March 29, 2016