Reports claim that Liverpool have made an offer for the Schalke defender Joel Matip that could see him move to Anfield before the transfer window closes.
The Cameroon international's contract expires in the summer, but rather than try to sign Matip on a free, Liverpool have opted to give Schalke the option to cash in on the 24-year old.
A versatile player capable of playing as a holding midfielder, it's likely that he will be utilised as a central defender by Jurgen Klopp. A strong header of the ball at 6ft 4", Matip is also comfortable on the ball and has the pace to make Jurgen Klopp's high-pressing defensive system work.
At a time when Liverpool's defence are struggling, Matip would be a welcome addition to Klopp's team. Watch him in action below.