A sudden injury crisis at the centre of our defence has meant that Liverpool FC are constantly playing musical chairs with the 2nd centre-back position beside Joe Gomez. One day it’s Joel Matip, next it’s Fabinho, then it’s Rhys Williams or Nat Phillips. That also makes Liverpool FC an easy club to make up transfer rumours for.

This time, we’re again being linked with a Schalke 04 centre-back. Having already been linked with Turkish defender Ozan Kabak during the summer transfer window, German tabloid SportBild is now claiming that Liverpool has been maintaining regular contact with Schalke over his teammate, 19-year old Finnish centre-back Malick Thiaw instead.