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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Potential January Destination for Thomas Müller

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The veteran striker is unhappy at Bayern Munich and said to be actively seeking a mid-season move.

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Thomas Müller wants out at Bayern Munich, with the 30-year-old having grown disillusioned with his role for the Bundesliga giants and actively seeking a January move away according to widespread reports out of Germany today.

It’s a story that was kicked off yesterday by SportsBild, and with it being an international break it has inevitably spread quickly—and fuelled further speculation about where it is that the 30-year-old striker could be heading to.

And on that front, Liverpool are already being mooted at a potential—and perhaps even likely—destination given the presence of Jürgen Klopp, lack of striking depth, and that the club were linked with Müller in 2017.

According to SportsBild’s chief football writer Christian Falk, Müller was a player Klopp wanted to bring in two summers ago, but at the time he was content with his place at Bayern and not open to a potential move.

Now, though, he’s not just open—he’s eager. Which could make for a solid January signing for a Reds side that to many still seems a little thin up front. Arsenal are also mentioned as a potential mid-season destination for the striker.

It’s perhaps surprising Müller is so desperate to leave—if, of course, the reports that he is are accurate—given the player has been at Bayern since he was just 10 years of age, when he joined their academy from nearby TSV Pahl.

It’s also not at all clear that being second choice at Liverpool would net Müller any more minutes than if he were to remain in Germany. Still, if he was willing and available, it’s a signing that would be hard to say no to.