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Mario Gotze makes regretful Liverpool transfer admission after snubbing Jurgen Klopp

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Mario Gotze has once more admitted publicly that he regrets not seizing the chance to reconnect with Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

The German World Cup champion from 2014 had the chance to join the Reds in the summer of 2016 after falling short of expectations after a contentious £31 million deal to Bayern Munich three years earlier. Gotze, who was for a brief period the most expensive German player in history, recently signed with Eintracht Frankfurt. He had previously made his name with rivals Borussia Dortmund as a teenage sensation and excelled under Klopp, who gave him his debut at the age of 17 and quickly established him as a mainstay of his team.

The newly hired Liverpool manager sought to sell him as Bayern were wanting to cash in as his career stalled in Bavaria.

The 30-year-old claimed to German publication Bild that Liverpool had not advanced to the Champions League in their first season under Jurgen Klopp. “Even in earlier years, the club didn’t play at the top consistently. Under Thomas Tuchel, Dortmund had previously had a standout season. Dortmund’s BVB was prospering. Jurgen continued to construct something. You have to admit that Liverpool would have been superior looking back.

Before Leicester and PSV Eindhoven’s Europa League quarterfinal match, Gotze originally shared the story three months ago. The 2011 Golden Boy winner acknowledged, “I wasn’t in a state of mind where I could consider it, so that’s why it didn’t happen.

 

“Am I sorry for it? Looking back is never easy, but if you

Unfortunately, Gotze’s decision to join the Black and Yellows once more ended in failure. The midfielder had a good start to life back at Signal Iduna Park, but he was forced to miss the final four months of the 2016–17 season due to myopathy, a metabolic ailment that can induce exhaustion and weight gain. This setback delayed his development into his mid–20s.

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