Liverpool. a big blow when Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze said that he was going to stay with the Bundesliga champions. Liverpool fans were expecting a reunion of Gotze with his former mentor Jurgen Klopp, but their expectations came crashing down when Gotze gave his statement. Now that the signing of the World Cup winner is no longer an option, Liverpool will have to look for other attacking midfielders. Jurgen Klopp is well acquainted with the German transfer market and will be on the lookout for new players from the Bundesliga.
Here are 3 Bundesliga stars that Liverpool can sign in place of Mario Gotze:
The 20 year old Schalke midfielder is one of the best young attacking midfielders in Europe. He scored 5 goals and assisted 7 times in the Bundeliga last season. Although these statistics do not determine the talent that he possesses, he could easily become the next big star of European football. He is not the most versatile midfielder, but he can wreak havoc through the left and the center in opposition defenses. His favoured position is similar to that of Liverpool’s little magician, Phillipe Coutinho, and people would want him to become a hit at Liverpool. Playing alongside the likes of Coutinho and Firmino would help him improve his game to a great extent.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is considered as one of the best attacking midfielders in the entire Europe. Alongside Marco Reus and Pierre Emrick Aubameyang, he helped Borussia Dortmund finish second in the Bundesliga. He was a part of Dortmund’s 25 out of 82 goals that were scored by the club over the season in the Bundesliga, scoring 10 times and assisting 15 times. He is in a great form and signing him would be a huge boost for the Reds. The 27 year old would surely want Champions League football next season, which he won’t get at Liverpool, anything that might prevent big stars from joining the club. But with Klopp’s charisma and his experience as a senior team manager, can bring the player to Anfield.
The 25 year old was signed by Hertha Berlin from the relegated side SC Freiburg last season. Vladimir Darida has become the most vital player for his side’s midfield due to his brilliant performance. He is a versatile player and can play in the defensive as well as the attacking half of midfield. Vladimir covers every inch of the grass and suits Klopp’s style of play. He is very accurate with his passing and has completed 81% of his passes. Also, he chipped in with 5 goals for his team and was strong while defending. Competitive football is something that he will get at Liverpool and signing him would be perfect for the English club.