Liverpool fans are likely still reeling for the 3-0 home humbling they received at the hands of Real Madrid last night, but according to reports that’s not the only thing they should be annoyed about.
Speculation in Spain insists that contrary to his comments made prior to last night’s clash, Steven Gerrard did agree to join Real, only for negotiations to fall through further down the line.
The Reds talisman claimed he had snubbed Los Blancos twice in his career after hearing their proposals, but the Spanish media are of the belief that he wanted to leave Anfield after the epic Champions League final against AC Milan in 2005.
The report in question claims that the legendary Liverpool skipper was twice offered a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu and though he rejected them during Jose Mourinho's time in charge, as the player himself said, he initially accepted their offer of a move in 2005.
It's though in the days following the agreement negotiations broke down though, and so Gerrard remained at Anfield rather than moving to La Liga as Florentino Perez had wished.
With the snowball of negativity steadily growing on Merseyside though it’s only fair that we turn our attentions to the transfer market, and perhaps give Liverpool fans a little hope. In the betting markets it seems they are favourites to land Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, with Paddy Power placing them at 5/2 ahead of the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
The German international is currently one of the most important players in Jurgen Klopp's setup, but with Dortmund struggling to push their influence on the Bundesliga the chances of them having domestic success are dwindling quickly.
And if that isn’t enough to get you going then the rumour mill has conjured up something ever-so-slightly more concrete in the form of West Brom striker Saido Berahino. It’s said Brendan Rodgers wants the free-scoring striker in January, though it could cost him over £15 million to make a deal possible.