For Liverpool, desperately in need of reinforcements at centre half, a £1.5M loan deal with an £18M purchase option to get a first hand look at Ozan Kabak, a player they’ve been watching for some time, seems like fantastic business.

For struggling, relegation-threatened Schalke, the club that loaned the Reds the 20-year-old Turkish international, it seems potentially less ideal. Sporting Director Jochen Schneider, though, insists it’s a move that sees Schalke come out ahead.