Tuesday 24 October 2017

Liverpool on alert as Thomas Muller reveals Mario Gotze's Bayern Munich 'dissatisfaction'

Mario Gotze
Mario Gotze

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Mario Götze could be ready to end his Bayern Munich following three seasons at the club after his team-mate, Thomas Müller, admitted that he is “not satisfied” with life at the Bundesliga champions.

Bayern are closing in on a fourth consecutive Bundesliga title, with Pep Guardiola’s side holding a five-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund in second, although Götze has not featured regularly during the current campaign.

The attacking midfielder has made just 12 appearances for the club this season, although he missed over four months with injury after hurting his thigh while representing Germany in October, and he has been left on the bench as an unused substitute in Bayern’s last two games against Juventus and Cologne.

According to the Express, Götze has attracted interest from both Liverpool and Arsenal, with the former deemed frontrunners for his signature given Götze’s positive relationship with manager Jurgen Klopp after the pair worked together at Borussia Dortmund until 2013.

With Götze currently with the Germany squad ahead of this Saturday’s international friendly against England, Müller has admitted that the 23-year-old could assess his future at the end of the season given his current standing in the Bayern squad.

"I speak with Mario and think he is not 100 per cent satisfied with his situation at Bayern," Muller said.

"But I am not Mario's agent, so I am not going to speak about his future."

The revelation comes after Götze addressed his lack of playing time under Manchester City-bound head coach Guardiola earlier in the season.

Götze said last August: "The last two years were definitely not very simple, we'll see what happens.

"It will work out if Guardiola talks to me more often. I'm going to let everything come to me. Anything beyond that, we'll see."

(© Independent News Service)

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