Liverpool are planning a move for teenage, 6ft 3in Schalke central defender Malick Thiaw – after he was described him as the “new Joel Matip”.

Thiaw is just 18 and has played only once in the Bundesliga, but is already highly-rated, just as Matip was when he began his career at Schalke back in 2009.

Like Matip, Thiaw is described as a powerful, tall, ball-playing defender, who can also play as a defensive midfielder.

Full story: Daily Mirror

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