Marco Reus linked with £32m Liverpool transfer

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Liverpool are emerging ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United as favorites to sign German superstar Marco Reus who missed out on the World Cup through injury.

The Express reports that the 25-year-old will only be allowed to leave the club if Liverpool meet Dortmund's £32 million asking price on top of a hefty £180,000 a week salary.

Liverpool were strongly linked with the winger back in summer but Brendan Rodgers was not willing to pay a ridiculous amount of money for the playmaker.

But after seeing his side under-performing so far this season, Rodgers is desperate to bring new and fresh talent to Anfield to enlighten Liverpool's hopes of Champions League football next season.

Dortmund's league position is nowhere near as impressive as it usually is after winning two in nine, so manager Jurgen Klopp is more concentrated on dealing with their issues on the pitch rather than off the pitch and has consequently broken down talks with the German international.

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The 25-year-old joined Dortmund from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012 and since arriving at his birth town, he has made 65 appearances for the club, scoring an impressive 31 goals in that time.

Brendan Rodgers is certainly looking for a keen goalscorer after the departure of Luis Suarez, coupled with the lack of confidence in Mario Balotelli as well as the elongating injury of Daniel Sturridge.

However, Liverpool will have to pay a whopping £32 million to attract Reus to Merseyside as well as his asking fee of £180,000 a week.

"It's a lot of money and bringing him to a league he has never played in before is a huge risk" said Rodgers to reporters. "It's something we'll have to assess thoroughly but we hope for the best outcome for everyone."

Despite Dortmund's desire to keep the former Monchengladbach winger, a large sum of money around £32 million may tempt Jurgen Klopp to allow the 25-year-old to leave.

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