Marco Reus has been speaking about our formidable forwards ahead of our Europa League clash with Borussia Dortmund next week.
Reus, who has frequently been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past (via Express, Telegraph), says that the Germans are not expecting an easy ride against us, especially given the quality our our attacking line-up.
“Should we wane just a few percentage points then we’ll be without a chance,” he said. “They have a good team, and especially in attack they have great players.” (via Echo)
Firmino, Coutinho, Lallana, and Origi have come on in leaps and bounds since Klopp’s arrival, while the recently fit again Daniel Sturridge also has a worldwide reputation. He presumably wasn’t referring to Benteke with his comments (!).
He went on to say that the Dortmund players laughed when they heard who they’d be drawn against, but were not viewing the game as a match solely against Klopp.
“We chuckled when we heard the news because it was clear the old coach will return home,” he stated.
“But we directly said that it’s not BVB versus Klopp, but rather Dortmund versus Liverpool. We accept the draw. We’re professional and hungry for success.”
He also appeared to quash Liverpool fans’ dreams of a Klopp-Reus reunification.
“I opted for BVB [when I left Borussia Monchengladbach in 2012] because I need my regular environment where I feel at home,” he said.
“It has nothing to do that I am not able to handle the pressure or what is permanently speculated. We are also measured in wins and trophies here at Dortmund.
“Domestically, we just have the problems right now that Bayern constantly play on a level which we have not reached yet. But we want to get there, and we feel that we are absolutely capable of it.”