Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is hoping his club sign Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze during the summer transfer window. Despite leaving his former club in acrimonious circumstances three years ago, Borussia Dortmund are keen to resign the Germany international, who has just one more year remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena.
But his former manager Jurgen Klopp has also been heavily linked with a reunion with the 23-year-old on Merseyside, with the Times recently suggesting talks between the club and the player are ongoing.
Liverpool attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino has already encouraged his side to sign the World Cup winner and now Can, who was named in the Germany squad alongside Gotze for Euro 2016 on Tuesday (17 May), is also keen to see him arrive at Anfield.
"I'd be very happy if Mario were to decide in favour of Liverpool," Can told Sport Bild. "Everyone knows what a great footballer he is and what qualities he has. He obviously lacked a bit of confidence at Bayern recently, but that's just normal when you are not winning game time."
Gotze has already held talks with incoming Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti regarding his future at the club. The attacking midfielder has struggled to hold down a first-team role during his spell at the Bavarian giants and has sought reassurances over his role under the Italian next season. Bayern Munich icon Franz Beckenbauer however believes a reunion with Klopp would be his best option.
"I would, in his place, go to a place where I feel comfortable," he told Sky Germany. "I have the impression that Mario has not felt right in Munich and also has not been understood, so that he could show his full potential. I would in his place go where I am comfortable and follow in the footsteps of Jurgen Klopp."