Low hands Liverpool more Mario Gotze encouragement

Mario Gotze: No Liverpool interest anymore

Mario Gotze: Set to return to Borussia Dortmund

Germany boss Joachim Low feels Liverpool target Mario Gotze needs “a new coach” and a “fresh stimulus”.

Gotze, 23, is reported to have been told he is free to leave Bayern Munich this summer with incoming coach Carlo Ancelotti not keen retaining the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker’s services.

Liverpool have been heavily linked with the Germany star, who scored twice last weekend as Bayern were presented with the Bundesliga title after beating Hannover 3-1.

Franz Beckenbauer last week claimed a transfer to Liverpool was he best fit for Gotze and now Low, who has included Gotze in his preliminary squad for Euro 2016, believes the player needs a new challenge.

“Generally a change can be helpful as it provides a new environment, new challenges and a fresh stimulus [to the player]”, Low told German daily Suddeutschen Zeitung.

“He needs a new coach who wants him in his team; however it is not a criticism of Bayern Munich now or Pep Guardiola.”


Borussia Dortmund have been heavily linked bringing Gotze back to the Westfalenstadion, but former Dortmund boss Klopp is a huge admirer of Gotze, who left Dortmund for £27.75million in July 2013.

Arsenal and Chelsea were also linked with the player, who could be available for as little as £16million with just 12 months left on his current deal, but Klopp is hoping to be reunited with Gotze, who has made 114 appearances in all competitions, scoring 36 times and providing 24 assists.