Liverpool legend Jan Molby has urged Jurgen Klopp to pull out all the stops to sign Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich in the summer. The former Reds midfielder feels it is a gamble worth taking despite the midfielder struggling for form and fitness during the course of the current campaign with the Bavarian giants.
The 23-year-old World Cup winner has fallen out-of-favour under manager Pep Guardiola and has made just eight appearances in the Bundesliga thus far this campaign, with only five coming from the start. Thomas Muller, who plays with Gotze at Bayern, has also admitted that the midfielder is not fully satisfied at the club, hinting that a summer move could be possible.
However, Joachim Low has advised Gotze to speak with incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti, who will be taking over from the former Barcelona coach at the end of the season, before making a decision regarding his future. The Germany international enjoyed his best spell under Klopp during their time together at Borussia Dortmund and Molby is confident that the Reds boss will again be able to bring out the best in his former charge at Anfield.
"Three years ago when he left Borussia Dortmund, there wasn't a club in the world that wouldn't have taken Mario Gotze," Molby declared in his Liverpool Echo column.
"Things haven't progressed quite as quickly as we expected since — although he has scored a World Cup final winner in that time! — but if Liverpool can get him in the summer, they'll be acquiring a top class talent.
"It can be hard at Bayern Munich. It's a winning machine, like Liverpool in the 1970s and 80s, and if you don't do it for a few games then they'll bring in someone else. Gotze's had injuries and he's had dips in form, and he's lost his way slightly.
"But Klopp has had him firing before. At Dortmund he was irresistible. You can say it would be a gamble if Liverpool were to get him, but he's 23, and has massive ability. You can never have too many good attacking players in your squad. That's what wins you games," the former Reds defender added.