24 Jul 2015

Mega-Deal: Liverpool make stunning £46m offer for 'amazing' attacker. Club will accept the offer

The Marco Reus rumours simply refuse to die! Liverpool continue to be linked with an improbable move for the amazing German maestro, and new reports today suggest that are close to agreeing a deal with LFC.

On Wednesday, Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri claimed:

"Liverpool's contact with Reus [is] true [but] Still no bid. Reus apparently more keen on Real Madrid, but Liverpool have been working intensely on [the transfer]".

According to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato today:

* Liverpool have made a £46m offer for Reus.

* Dortmund are 'ready to accept' the offer.

If Liverpool somehow contrive to sign Reus, it will be Liverpool's most significant signing in years.

However, if it comes down to a direct choice between Anfield and the Bernabeu, there's (probably) only going to be one winner.

I'd love to see Reus at Anfield, but fantasy needs to be set aside for reality, and the brutal truth is this:

Reus is far too injury prone, and signing him is a tremendous risk. Not to belabour the point, but consider the following:

* 20 separate injuries in the last four seasons (259 days on the sidelines)

* 2013-14: SEVEN injuries during the season (Muscle problems/pulls, and torn ankle ligaments).

* 2014-15: SIX injuries in one season (Again, mainly muscle problems and ankle issues)

* Career total: 25 injuries since the 2010-11 season (Averages approx 5 injuries every year)

Reus probably won't last five minutes in the overly physical Premier League, and there's no point spending big bucks on a player who'll spend most of his time on the bench.


Additionally, Liverpool have far too many sick-notes in the squad already, and spending £46m on one of Europe's most injured players is (arguably) irresponsible in the extreme.

With that in mind, I really doubt the veracity of this story; with the ongoing Sturridge fiasco, I just can't believe that Rodgers is interesting in signing another player who spends most of his time on the sidelines.

Plus, it seems unlikely that FSG will give Rodgers another £46m after already backing him to the hilt in this summer's transfer market.

That said, Reus's creative return is, admittedly, formidable:

* 53 goals/45 assists (98) in 122 games for Dortmund.

* Goal/assist every 1.2 games.

Clearly, when he's fit, Reus is a goal-creating machine, which probably explains why he's one of Europe's most coveted players. Is that return enticing nough to ignore his injury history, though?




Author: Jaimie K



76 comments:

  1. Think about his re-sale value, that's another 50M for us!

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  2. Does anyone actually believe this at all???..............................It is fantasy.

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  3. A lot of rumours recently which are starting to turn my head a little. Let's pretend there is solid ground on this transfer rumour for a second:

    My mind says "no…too many injuries and we're more than covered in that area of the field" but my heart says "Holly Hell!!! If this actually happens…oh my…oh my…Forget allocating money for the main stand coz between Couts, Firmino, and Reus it won't be too long before the FA forces LFC to build asprin dispensers in the tunnel for opposition defenders!"

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  4. Our squad has a distinct lack of world class players. All the teams in the top four have match winners eg Sanchez,Aguero,Di Maria,Rooney,Hazard,Ozil ect, Reus would fall right into that category, if he is ere, available and we have the funds I would support this massively. It would be severe overkill though.

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  5. Just wont happen, if it does it would be like the committee forcing a player on Rodgers with potential changes ahead.



    That money, I'd rather rip up our defence & start again

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  6. No one can doubt fsgs commitment but if we get ruess ands its a big get we realoy need to start moving players on

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  7. Reus would be marquee no doubt, but I struggle to see his value as 46M. He's really good when fit, but how often is he fully fit? Heck, it's reported that he just got a minor tweak this preseason... I'd much rather get Pedro for half the cost.

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  8. Nicolas Chamberlain8:37 pm, July 24, 2015

    I don't think its fantasy. John Henry even tweeted his name at some point, So they are probably into the idea of a big signing like Reus, but still it would be very surprising.

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  9. DM,gk, lb, cb if we are gonna throw money at positions let's throw it at those

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  10. This is, was and always has been a pipe dream I fear, however what a dream. Reus is one of my favourite players and I would love LFC to sign him. Players like him and Firmino would attract other good players too.
    Alas I seriously doubt this will happen and I have to agree, his injury record is atrocious

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  11. there's (probably) only going to be one winner? You mean we can get him on double registaration?

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  12. Nicolas Chamberlain8:49 pm, July 24, 2015

    One of Jaimie's 'colleagues' at Koptalk is also reporting this.
    And they say that their sources have confirmed that the club is making fresh attempts to lure to Anfield.
    That would just amazing...a little too amazing.

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  13. We bought 3 strikers and an attacking player that can be a SS worth 80 mil . We have a starting CF waiting to get back to the team and a few others. If we spend another 46 on him, than I don't care if Lovren and Toure are playing week in week out...

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  14. Is anyone else wondering where there are only supposedly two teams vying for him?


    Wouldn't you think that if a team such as Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea, or Man U heard that he was available that they would be knocking down doors to convince him to go to their club?


    Why is it that the only teams rumored after him are LFC and Real Madrid?


    Makes me incredibly suspicious.

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  15. Would really rather have another left back ASAP. Alberto is struggling and Gomez will be playing CB a lot soon...Mark my words.

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  16. Today game is an indication that LFC needs a big signing. At this point it's not about the big player helping us win but on business side of things. The stadium was half empty. This is the second time in Asia. LFC needs a couple of big names to stay relevant otherwise we shall loose our great support.

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  17. Not sure I believe this rumour, but feeding into the fantasy this my take on the potential signing...
    Liverpool lack superstar quality players, compared to our rivals.Marco Reus would definitely tick that megastar box.Top players are attracted to other big names.If Liverpool brought in a player of Reus' calibre, it should help us get a better standard of player in future windows.
    His injury record is a big concern when you think about the mega bucks it would take to sign him, but sometimes you have to take a gamble on quality.Roberto Firmino, Coutinho and Marco Reus is title contending creativity.
    If Liverpool can afford his transfer fee and his salary falls into our wage structure.Make it happen!
    Ian Ayre would have to actively push some of the average players in our squad, towards the exit door.To help us with the club record breaking transfer.

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  18. Lovren didn't impress you today.

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  19. Who needs Reus? We have Ibe.

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  20. A few weeks of Lovrens great defending you will have a change of heart.

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  21. I don't think it's going to happen - it doesn't make sense. But if it happens, I am sure Klopp 'll join LFC in some capacity. I simply don't believe Reus 'll join to play under BR, when he has the chance to start for Real, Barca or Bayern under top managers.

    Some one convince me why he should join LFC without CL?

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  22. Nope, too injury prone.

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  23. The defence as a whole looked shakey.... …433 require all the team to know there role or gaps appear between the lines.a pivotal point in the game was lallana not picking moreno out on an overlap,when you have to many people scrambling to get in a boat team work can go out the window...

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  24. Great player, unfortunately, too much of an injury risk to sign.
    If LFC really does want someone to keep Sturridge company during the times he is on the sidelines, then I'm sure there are cheaper options than spending 46M. LOL

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  25. So you mentioned six from four teams and with Coutino, Firmino, Sturridge, Benteke (liking the avatar) we have four in one team.
    Clearly then, taking the above, specifically measurable stats into account we are winning this particular competition :-)

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  26. Jensen Huddleston9:49 pm, July 24, 2015

    I love Reus. Great player. But never gonna happen and Im tired of these rumors as we have hears them for far too long. He is far too injury prone as mentioned several times by JK amd we simply dont need that any longer since we still have dstudge. Next signing has to be a left back and quality defensive midfielder. Anything else is not worth it. How many attacking midfielders/wingers do we need?

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  27. At last somebody with a bit of common sense, Reus will never be coming to Anfield never it`s a bloody wind up geez.

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  28. Just read that Arsenal are apparently trying to hijack proceedings, was in the Metro though so probably only as credible as all the other Reusmours

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  29. Yes, Reus with a broken leg and a twisted ankle still makes sense.

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  30. Just a question, how did Man Utd's two "world class players" do last season? Plus one of Chelsea's "world class players" is in the process of heading back to Spain after just one season.
    Be careful about what you wish for.
    Several players signed by LFC this year have the potential to become "world class" just give them a chance.

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  31. Is Reus cup tied?;

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  32. Not being funny but when we do have a fully fit squad it would be able to take on almost any team Imo
    Migs
    Clyne skrtle sakho moreno (gomez if he proves himself I'm cup matches)
    Hendo milner
    Firmino coutinho reus
    Benteke/sturridge
    but also Imo reus will never come us no matters how much us fans would love it I think there is more chance finding out the Pope is Muslim (just a joke to come for my balls)

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  33. I second that, but someone is playing with our hearts & heads again, And the toe rags are getting paid for the jackanory. .

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  34. It's not about Klopp or CL or any of that. It's about money. There's so much in English football right now and the exchange rate is so good, it's really incredibly powerful. When you look at what the English clubs are doing compared to the rest of Europe it's mindblowing.

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  35. I know it's scandalous

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  36. No but Ibe is...

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  37. Well firstly I don't think it will happen. Rodgers conducted an interview about the signings and he spoke of our transfer business this summer in the past tense which I think is instructive.

    Secondly I think it's not even arguable that he is two big a risk....assuming this injury stats are correct there is no way the club can be considering this desl

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  38. Jamie. This rumour has given us lfc fans hope beyond hope. If this was to come true, and our front line of Bentike, Coutinio, Firmino and Reuse if fit off course, and that is a big if! Would be awesome.
    I think they should invest and take a gamble. Can you imagine the impact that his signing would have on the rest of the players, and the fans. Would bring back such a feel good factor.

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  39. Probably the same reason we got Firmino, Suarez etc etc ....we are a big club in world football, we pay big money and the prem is the hottest league

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  40. no but given his injuries you'd think he's ankle tied...

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  41. Ahh you got to love the metro huh mate....I wonder what there verification policy is for football stories...a short document you think?

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  42. Do not forget a top quality GK and agree, we are stocked with attacking players. We do not need more!

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  43. Bring Lacazette, never injured and exactly what we need. Yet another pipe dream at this point.

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  44. I think the club has bought in enough players now sure i would love a defensive mid of quality signed but i have been saying that for 3 years.
    The window has been productive and the task of integrating another load of new players is going to be a big one make no mistake there.
    Hopefully the players that remain from last season that failed will improve things should start looking up we have plenty of talent.
    The improvement early on hopefully will come from the bedding in of the defense and a more clinical attack.
    Onward and upwards lads.

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  45. Yes they have the potential to become world class, but we need big named attacking options sooner rather than later, this will also help us achieve a Champions League spot with ease.

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  46. It will be a big mistake..if we did not sign him..like we do to loic remy

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  47. But none of those are/were Reus when they joined LFC. EPL as overall league pays highest, but that doesn't matter for someone like Reus - he can get E300K/week most where. Besides, I don't think, someone paid $20mn just as annual salary bothers much abount the exchange rate.


    I stick to my logic untill convinced - someone behind the screen is dictating our transfers this year, these purchases/reumors are so un-BR like. We are going for French kids, buying Belgian, Brazilian high priced players, allowed to go an Englisjh prodigey........ I can't match them with Lallanas & Lamberts & Borinis........

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  48. Yet another weekly dose of bulls$/t. This is never going to happen......I would rather Lars Bender join us as DM at this point and sell off the deadwood and drop anchor...............

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  49. I totally agree with u redside

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  50. Not forgetting that Liverpool is an astonishingly big club, which many supporters seem to forget. We ain't West Ham.

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  51. And just to agree for a second time: if Newcastle can get Wijnauldum then Liverpool can get Reus or Pedro.

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  52. Joel Matt Murdock Hwa9:15 am, July 25, 2015

    I met Ian Ayre during the tour here in Malaysia, and asked him about Reus. He said it's not true and we will not sign him.

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  53. In fairness what should he have said?

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  54. We're done spending, Benteke's the last signing, Reus wouldn't come anyway, and everytime anyone has asked Ayre or Henry about Reus, they've siad there's no chance of signing him.
    Let it go.

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  55. I think we should drop Lovren too, but calling him an anchor is a bit much ;-)

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  56. I like reus but at this moment in time we need to start building the team around players who we are gonna get 30/40 games a year out of .We need to streamline the squad and shift players on because I have a real concern abiuyt rodgfers ability to handle so many players ,to many cooks can spoil the broth.

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  57. As a pairing I think skirtal and lovren are awful ,some players suit being the underdogs but can't adapt to being the ones others are trying to knock off.,eveytimne I watch them it looks like they have just met

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  58. Completely agree. We can only hope that it isn't BR's intention to go into the Stoke game with these two as our first choice pairing - they will absolutely tear us a new one...again.

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  59. he's 26 and entering his prime. so we would be investing near 50mil on an injury prone player hoping that he continues to be world class whilst with us, maintain health and world class status heading towards his 30s and some of you think we can on-sell that for double what we spent!?


    ha spend the money if ya think he can bring glory to the club. that is it. might just be worth the gamble given his quality. I would highly doubt that you would recover the money, but the return on being established in champ league might just do it

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  60. you saying that we could sell him for close to 90mil?

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  61. with ease? ah the famous attitude that has tripped up liverpool over the past two decades

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  62. With Reus yes...Champions League is a high probability. Without, no chance, so i would buy him. Of course i can be wrong, but this is my opinion.

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  63. Pope Muslim? Sooner the muslims turn to Christianity. Reus is a much bigger chance, especially if Klopp will come. Tic-tac, time will tell us.

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  64. Apparently it can be read only by the very largest and most powerful microscopes known to mankind and that strangely it only contains one word - 'pass'

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  65. He's always in our local curry house. I overheard were buying him and Mickey Mouse.

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  66. In other news apparently Blatter is a 'victim' - interesting concept.

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  67. Dead wrong

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  68. Obviously if it turns out we are in direct competition with Real the it would seem unlikely we would get him, but I think that is unlikely given they have James, Isco, Bale, Ronaldo etc. Even then he may just take the view he wouldn't play every week there.....barring them and Barca/Bayern being in for him no reason to think we wouldn't get him.

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  69. Ahmed Daghistani12:00 pm, July 25, 2015

    Gees how much talking do they do

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  70. Mikey spice
    Obviously he's not interested in coming to liverpool we've been trying to get him for years now prone to injury are you sure there will be a retail price on him after a while

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  71. You mean, tear us a new new one... :(

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  72. He is an innocent flower.

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  73. Pity. Did he ask him about Pedro?

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  74. Ouch.That area's still sore from the last time

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  75. Mors certa, hora incerta (D. Agger's tattoo) the death is certain, the death is precise. ;)

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