Just in case Reds fans needed any more excitement at the moment, Roberto Firmino has conceded that he has imagined playing with Bayern Munich maestro Mario Götze.
Speaking to BILD Sport ahead of Thursday morning’s Europa League final, Firmino believes the German International would fit in well at Anfield.
“Also Götze I still know well from my time in Germany, when I played with Hoffenheim against Borussia Dortmund and Bayern. He has incredible qualities in attack. He would fit in well with us and will surely help us with his class also.”
This news comes after reports out of Germany suggest that incoming Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti has told Götze he is free to leave in the summer.
Götze’s relationship with Jurgen Klopp is well-documented. A victory against Sevilla on Thursday would ensure Champions League qualification for next season and place Liverpool firmly in pole position to land the World Cup winner’s signature.
As fans we have been left crestfallen before having dared to dream of such stars wearing red; Alexis Sanchez, Willian and Christian Eriksen are recent examples. But Klopp’s paternal relationship with Götze means that a Coutinho-Firmino-Götze attacking trident may be less far-fetched than it seems.
Read the full interview here (like Götze, its German!)