- The Reds face competition from Arsenal and Man United for Schalke defender Malick Thiaw.
- The 18-year-old has a £7m release clause.
- The German-Finnish centre-back made his senior debut in March and has drawn comparisons with Joel Matip.
Liverpool are considering a swoop for Schalke gem Malick Thiaw, the Daily Mail reports. The defender, who holds Finnish and German citizenships, made his professional debut in March this year, and is considered a bright prospect for the future.
Thiaw could be available for a bargain fee of £7m. He's currently stalling on a new contract as his current deal expires in 2021.
The centre-back has been compared to Joel Matip due to the fact that both made their debuts at the age of 18 at Schalke. Their style of play is also quite similar as both are good with the ball at their feet.