Schalke’s Ozan Kabak was one of the first few names linked to Liverpool, just days after Virgil van Dijk suffered a serious injury in October.

Two days ago, the Telegraph reported the Bundesliga side believe the Reds will try to make an approach for the centre-back, and they will ask Divock Origi in exchange as part of the deal.

Origi has hardly featured for the English champions this season and is still waiting for his first league start of this campaign.

Sky Deutschland have looked at the claims made in England about the potential swap deal involving the 20-year-old and the Belgium international.

On this topic, Sky reporter Marc Behrenbeck said: “We can definitely confirm. The idea is there.” 

That’s because Origi is ‘not used by the Reds and Schalke need an attacker’.

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It’s claimed Schalke expect the Turkey international to be their ‘top sales candidate’, suggesting the German side are ready to do business.

The former Galatasaray man, for his part, has the desire to either continue in the Bundesliga or make a switch to the Premier League.

Kabak’s current deal runs down in 2024, and Behrenbeck states the ‘price-performance ratio’ is ‘sensational’ because the player is available for a fee between €15m and €20m.