Gotze story on The Guardian now.
"I look forward to the new season in Munich and will do everything possible to be in top shape for my first training session under Carlo Ancelotti," he said.
Thought Klopp had pulling power - obvs overrated.
Apparently Gotze parted with his agent today.
Players are obviously looking to keep hold of their loyalty bonuses at this time of year, so you can't read too much into the Gotze comments in truth.
It's the same thing about Benteke. He has said he wants to fight for his place at Anfield, but I think we all know he'll be leaving.
Yeah it means little, bookies leaning on him staying (4/6) rather than leaving for Liverpool (6/4), but those odds aren't exactly confident. Bookies think it's Liverpool or Bayern really.
I don't blame Gotze for not wanting to come to us tbh - we have no European football at all, and no guarantees that we will have CL in the next couple of years either. There are various reasons not to join us and only one to join us, which is Klopp.
It's going to be a difficult transfer window. I can't see many established players being attracted and we'll have to target younger/obscure talents. More players like Karius/Matip/Grujic.
Will be hard to stand by and watch as Arsenal, Chelsea, United and City hoover up the top talent.
We all know that had we won the EL, the deal for Götze would've practically been done by now. I know he's saying he wants to "fight" for his place but in reality, I don't think he'd refuse a CL team like Arsenal or City if they came in for him.
The game is built on fine margins and the single loss last week will likely shape the trajectory of Klopp's career here. It may set us back a year or two but even so, I'm very confident in Klopp and I welcome anybody to underestimate us next season.
Gotze fired his agent for trying to construct a move back to Dortmund, doubt he would have moved to us even with CL.
His lack of playing time is overhyped, he was just injured for 5 months... last season he started nearly every game
+ guaranteed trophies
+ chance at CL
+ he's Bavarian
+ improves his Germany chances
= he was never coming