Transfer blow for Liverpool? Reus set to miss six months

Date published: Monday 29th May 2017 1:15

Liverpool target Marco Reus is set to miss six months after picking up a serious injury in Borussia Dortmund’s DFB-Pokal victory on Saturday.

The midfielder sustained a partial tear of his cruciate knee ligament in the win over Eintracht Frankfurt and will now undergo further testing to determine the best course of action.

Reus has been linked with a move to Liverpool for years and the rumours only grew stronger when Jurgen Klopp – who brought the German to Dortmund in 2012 – joined the Reds as manager.

However, it now seems unlikely the 27-year-old will be moving anywhere this summer with Chelsea and Real Madrid also reportedly interested.

“Further examinations will be conducted over the next few days to determine what course of treatment is required,” Dortmund said in a statement on Monday.

“With this in mind, Borussia Dortmund will not at this stage make any precise estimations as to the possible length of the player’s absence.

“BVB wish their DFB-Pokal hero the speediest possible recovery.”

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