The draw of Champions League football is unlike anything football has to offer. Players spend their entire careers either craving to win it, or at least play in the competition. It is a desire which makes them go to great lengths - even forcing their way out of a club. There are a great many players out there who are at a level that would make them ideal for the Champions League. Here's a look at the 10 most promising ones, and those that are most likely to leave in pursuit of football's holy grail.
#1 Marco Reus
It would have been a hard enough task as it is to hold on to him in the summer when his release clause drops to €20 million. But trying to convince him to stay now without Champions League football would be a task even the Gods would shun.
Reus is a bona fide star of the game. His talent is exquisite and there are very few like him. He is truly a special player. What then could he lack for in terms of interest? Clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have already made their interest known. With his release clause being such a paltry fee, he would have his pick of clubs to choose from.
With stars like Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski already gone, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to convince him to stay for another season, but the manager himself will know that this is a fool's errand and the player is half out the door.