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Liverpool handed major boost in battle for £27m attacker following huge slash in valuation

gotzeThe drinks are flowing for the Liverpool faithful this evening as excitement begins to mount ahead of their crunch return leg with Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-finals tonight.

What could be a great night for the Reds has only been added to by the news pouring out of Germany that reported target Mario Gotze has had a severe drop in his valuation.

A move for the World Cup winner has been touted in recent weeks, largely down to the good relationship he shares with current Anfield chief Jurgen Klopp.

The two worked together in a hugely successful stint at Dortmund and an emotional reunion on Merseyside is reportedly on the cards.

Now, according to German publication Sport Bildthe club have been handed a major boost in their chase of the playmaker due to the huge drop in his price tag.

Upon scoring the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, the 23-year old is said to have been valued at £43m by current employers Bayern Munich.

However, the Bavarian giants are now thought to consider him worth around £27m due to a drop in both form and fitness.

It’s been a frustrating season for him at the Allianz Arena, having started just a lowly seven league games under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.

As a result, he has also been linked with a move to Arsenal – though Liverpool is undoubtedly the most talked about potential landing spot.

Would Gotze prove to be a bargain at £27m, Liverpool fans? Will the Arsenal lot be gutted about missing out?

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