Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher has praised attacking midfielder Marco ReusGetty

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has encouraged manager Brendan Rodgers to double his efforts to secure the coveted Marco Reus and has pointed out no player should be immune from being dropped - including captain Steven Gerrard.

Reus' future at Borussia Dortmund has been questioned after it was revealed the German international has a special release clause in his contract that allows him to leave the team next summer for as little as £25m.

Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently claimed they were set to make every effort to keep Reus in their ranks with a lucrative salary increase but speculation about his exit emerged last week after reports claimed Reus had already rejected the renewal offer as he wants move away next summer.

Reports in Spain claim Real Madrid may already have a first option on Reus' future, having supposedly agreed a deal with Dortmund whereby the German giants will inform them if another team makes a bid for the star.

However, Arsenal and Liverpool are said to be closely monitoring the situation alongside Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Although the 25-year-old has been struggling with injuries - and missed Germany's World Cup triumph because of them - he is one of the world's most sought-after players.

When questioned on Twitter which player he would sign for Liverpool, Carragher said: "Reus- pace goals and assists!"

With Liverpool struggling to cope with Luis Suarez's summer departure to Barcelona, a high-profile acquisition such as Reus could provide them much-needed pace and goals.

Meanwhile, when questioned about whether captain Steven Gerrard should still have a fixed place in Rodgers' starting line-up, he said: "No player should!"

The Liverpool legend has also expressed his preference for Jordan Henderson over Manchester United new signing Ander Herrera, while he picked Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren as his favourite Anfield centre-back pairing ahead Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure.

Furthermore, Carragher said Manchester City star Sergio Aguero was still the best striker in the Premier League, despite Diego Costa's arrival at Chelsea.