Liverpool fans' dream signing Marco Reus ready to finally move... in 2019

Dortmund's midfielder Marco Reus celebrates a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on...

Should Liverpool make long term plans to sign Marco Reus?

 

Dortmund's midfielder Marco Reus celebrates a goal during the UEFA Champions League football match Real Madrid CF vs Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on...

For years Liverpool supporters have been fascinated by the prospect of signing Marco Reus.

Even this summer club owner John W Henry was inundated on Twitter by annual cries of 'Sign Reus' from fans.

Many of these messages are ironic at this point, but new comments from the player himself threaten to give the long standing rumours legs for two more years.

Dortmund's striker Marco Reus celebrates during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FC Cologne and Borussia Dortmund in Cologne western Germany, on December 10,...

The Borussia Dortmund winger has been at the club since joining from Borussia Moenchengladbach in 2012, and has resisted multiple offers to move on.

In fresh comments reported by SkySports, Reus admits he plans to explore the possibility of moving on when his contract expires in 2019.

He said: "There are four or five international clubs who interest me. On May 31, 2019, I will turn 30. That would be my last big contract and a final opportunity to try something different."

It is easy to believe that Liverpool, with his former manager Jurgen Klopp in charge, are one of the clubs Reus would consider.

Dortmund's head coach Juergen Klopp consoles Marco Reus (R) after the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund vs FC Schalke 04 in Dortmund, western Germany, on...

There are concerns of course. Reus has suffered badly with injuries in recent seasons and is currently sidelined with a knee injury.

With speed one of Reus' major assets, his game could be on the downturn when he hits 30, so there is no guarantee he will then be the player he once was.

But on a free transfer he would absolutely be worth the risk, and Liverpool fans would flock to buy his shirts in their droves.

The Reds are of course not short of attackers, but by 2019 Coutinho may finally have jumped ship, and reinforcements will be needed.

If Liverpool really want to think forward, next summer they could try to find an agreement a year early with Reus as they have with Naby Keita, who joins next summer.

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