Optimistic Reds fans had hoped that the arrival of Jurgen Klopp as the club’s new manager would help them secure a monumental move for Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus, a man signed for the Bundesliga club by Klopp himself.
However, reports from the continent suggest this is extremely unlikely as Mundo Deportivo state Reus is keen on a move to Barcelona, who have made the German top of their transfer wish-list.
Reus is close friends with Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegan, which provides the Catalan side with a boost, and Barcelona provide a significant step-up that not many other sides can offer.
Whilst Liverpool fans will retain hope until any deal is completed, the realistic supporters in the Transfer Tavern are accepting that this dream will only remain a fantasy in their heads and a quest in their Football Manager saves.
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