Reds plot transfer swoop for ‘new Matip’ Thiaw as Klopp plans to oust Lovren

first_imgLIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Kloop is planning a transfer swoop for starlet Malick Thiaw from Schalke after seeing similarities between the 18-year-old and current Reds defender Joel Matip, according to reports.Thiaw has only featured once in the Bundesliga so far, but the highly-rated defender has already drawn much attention for his talents.1 Liverpool plan transfer swoop for young star Malick Thiaw who is just 18 years old and plays for SchalkeCredit: GettyMatip, who plays as a centre-back for the Reds, also began his career with Schalke back in 2009 and Klopp thinks Thiaw could be just as good, according to The Mirror.Thiaw, who stands at 6ft 3in, has been described as a powerful defender who is also versatile and able to play as a defensive midfielder.Liverpool scouts have been keeping a close eye on the young ace, it’s claimed.He has a release clause of £7million on his contract that comes to an end in June next year.However, German giants Schalke are said to be planning to tie Thiaw down to a long-term contract with an even bigger release clause.Negotiations for a new deal are currently still in progress as Klopp plays it out and tries to make the most of the situation.Thiaw does not have a huge amount of professional experience, but Klopp believes Liverpool could be making a solid long-term signing.Especially if he is able to follow in the footsteps of Matip, who went on to play for Cameroon’s national team and be capped 27 times.Current Reds defender Dejan Lovren is rumoured to be leaving Anfield this summer due to a lack of first team action and Thiaw could be an ideal replacement.Most popular in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, the Croatian will be able to leave the club after just nine Premier League starts this season.He formed a great partnership with Virgil Van Dijk last year and enjoyed Champions League success in 2018 with the squad.But a number of under par performances meant he slowly found his way to the bench.Both Arsenal and Tottenham have expressed their interest in Lovren, but it is still yet to unfold how much Klopp would get for the 30-year-old defender.Not only that, but both London clubs face competition with Lazio also interested, according to Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.Premier League’s most valuable XI revealed costing staggering £1.19BILLION – including SIX Liverpool starslast_img read more

Non-league Sleaford Town gained new followers after this tweet…

first_img 2 The beauty of non-league football, or to be precise, it was the beauty of the United Counties Football League Premier Division.Fans who were relying on Twitter updates of Sleaford Town’s local derby against Boston Town, were left waiting when the chap in charge of the day’s social media activity put things on hold to play in the game, as he was also a matchday substitute. Harrison Allen (@7HCA), the club’s U18s captain, was introduced as a special guest tweeter before the game, but apologised for the break in tweets afterwards, with his explanation receiving 3,000 retweets.Sleaford Town were 3-0 up, but Boston fought back to draw 3-3. Sleaford Town picked up some new followers after his message center_img 2last_img read more