Rumours surrounding the Germany World Cup winner's future seems to be gathering pace.
It's hard to think of the last time Liverpool really signed a marquee player, someone that the fans could instantly get excited about. Some will point to Luis Suarez from Ajax but he didn't really arrive as the big name, he developed into one. Fernando Torres is perhaps closest given how he was sought after and coveted by other clubs prior to his arrival on Merseyside from Atletico Madrid in 2007.
So, the Mario Gotze rumours begin to gather more pace with the Daily Express and The Guardian among those reporting that Jurgen Klopp is increasingly confident of securing the services of the Bayern Munich attacking midfielder - someone who he had helped develop and nurture during his time at Borussia Dortmund.
This would be Liverpool signing a World Cup winner, the man who scored the winning goal to ensure Germany's fourth World crown in 2014. He would be joining a Liverpool that in all likelihood are going to be without Champions League football - though if they overcame the daunting task of Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League things may be looking at.
He would be joining a Liverpool side that has some talented players but still remains an underwhelming squad. But most of all he would be joining a Liverpool side under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp.
It would be the early signs of vindication from the club's hierachy about the club making the move to replace Brendan Rodgers with the German, who has the ability to attract proven quality.
Understandably, there is going to be an element of scepticism from Liverpool fans. There have been several times when they have been linked with big names before only for the deal not to materialise, and in some instances the player would end up going to a rival club.
Which makes it all the more important Liverpool get this deal over the line. It would send a big message that a side that has struggled over the past couple of seasons has managed to sign such a talent. It would be an indication in change of transfer policy, but a statement that the club is determined to climb the Premier League table and aim for the summit in the coming years as quickly as possible.