Germany head coach Joachim Low believes leaving Bayern Munich could benefit Mario Gotze.
Gotze has endured a difficult season with the Bundesliga champions, starting just 11 league games as he has struggled with injury and a lack of form.
The 23-year-old, who scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena, with Liverpool reportedly leading the queue.
It is thought that the Reds stand the best chance of signing Gotze due to the player’s relationship with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, who oversaw his development at Borussia Dortmund.
Gotze himself has responded to the latest claims over his future – that incoming Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti has informed him he could leave – while Roberto Firmino and Simon Mignolet have also discussed the prospect of the forward moving to Anfield.
Speaking to German website Kicker, national team coach Low admitted that a move away can often benefit a player when asked about Gotze’s future.
“Generally, I say sometimes a change can be freeing, a new environment, new challenges, and new stimulus,” Low said.
“Look out at the development of Toni Kroos, he was also at the top in Bayern, but in Madrid he has yet again made a leap.
“What Mario needs is confidence and he needs a coach who wants to have him in his team.”