Mario Gotze has been urged to press for a move to Liverpool in an attempt to reignite his faltering career.

Gotze could have joined former boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield in 2016 but opted against a transfer from Bayern Munich after the Reds failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The 26-year-old instead chose to rejoin Borussia Dortmund, where he was given his first-team debut by Klopp having come through the ranks.

Gotze has fallen down the pecking order at Dortmund this season, with his appearance in the midweek 1-0 Champions League win at Bruges only the second of the campaign.

And former Dortmund teammate Kevin Grosskreutz has told the player he needs a change of scenery, with Anfield the most attractive destination.

"I’m very sorry for Mario Gotze at the moment, because stuff is written about him – and only him – every day," he said to Sky Sport in Germany.

"In Bruges, for example, the whole team didn’t play well.

"Maybe it would be good for him to go abroad in the winter to find a bit more peace and bring his career back on track.

"(Jurgen) Klopp knows him quite well, he would be a good fit for Liverpool."

Source: Liverpool Echo

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