Liverpool latest wrap: Gotze, Hector, Milner, Alario


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to target the German Bundesliga to add extra class to the Liverpool line-up next season.

One player Klopp is keen to bring to Anfield is 23-year-old Mario Gotze in particular. According to the Daily Mirror, Klopp believes he is in pole position to land the World Cup winning superstar who scored the winning goal against Argentina back in 2014.

Gotze has struggled to nail down a starting spot at heavyweights Bayern Munich since his move from Borussia Dortmund and would be guaranteed a key playmaker role under Klopp again.

Left back Jonas Hector is also highly expected to make the Premier League switch next season after an inconsistent campaign from current defender Alberto Moreno. The Daily Mirror reveals that Klopp sent two representatives to witness the Cologne full-back in action for Germany against England on the weekend in an international friendly.

Relatively unknown Argentinian striker Lucas Alario is also reportedly being eyed off by Kop scouts in a 9.5 million pound deal with River Plate, according to The Sun.

With current Belgian striker Christian Benteke under media scrutiny for admitting his frustration with manager Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool could aim to bolster their attacking ranks with more young talent to cover for the likely departure of Benteke.

In other Liverpool news, James Milner has stated he would be willing to take a step back from the England national team frame as a result of Roy Hodgson’s preference for a young line-up.

Milner was unused in England’s 3-2 victory over Germany and the 30-year-old is said to be considering international retirement if Hodgson prefers a younger squad for the Euro 2016 Championships.


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