Three reasons why Marco Reus would be good Liverpool signing
Tom Phillips examines three reasons why Marco Reus would be a great signing for Liverpool this summer
Better player than Sterling
With Liverpool determined to find an adequate replacement to fill the gap Raheem Sterling left, it is fair to assume that Marco Reus would fill the void and would be a better asset to have than the England international. Reus has already established himself on the international scene for some time with Germany – despite missing out on the World Cup victory – he has been a major part of Joachim Lowe’s plans. Reus played nearly less than half the games that Sterling featured in last season due to injuries and still equalled the Manchester City signing’s goal tally (seven) and just missed out Sterling’s league assist tally (eight) by three.
Perfect fit for the squad
With Sterling gone, the dressing room may be a little more settled than it has been in recent weeks, and with the possibility of welcoming Reus to its ranks, it will do nothing but boost morale amongst his potential teammates. Players like Lazar Markovic, Philippe Coutinho, James Milner and Daniel Sturridge will definitely feel the benefit of a player of Reus’ calibre in the side on the attacking front. Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Mario Balotelli will all be happy to have Reus pulling the strings in midfield. With his assist record, Liverpool can finally get back to a winning formula in front of goal rather than an abysmal one as Balotelli will know.
Impressive goal-scoring record
With Reus also able to play striker as well as primarily on the wing, he also has a very impressive goal scoring record at Dortmund. His time at the Westfalenstadion, at present, stands at 122 appearances and 53 goals which is only short of a goal every other game, an impressive feat to have for someone who has played mostly behind the main striker or on the wing. Reus’ eye for goal will add more of an attacking threat in the Premier League than Sterling did during his time at Anfield as well as removing the pressure off the shoulders of the likes of Sturridge, Balotelli and Ings for hitting the target.