Reds have been tracking Greek for some time now.
Liverpool are still keen on signing highly rated young Schalke 04 defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos this summer, reports the Daily Mirror.
The Reds have been keeping close tabs on the coveted Greece international for some time now, with a view to bringing the player to Anfield when the transfer window reopened on July 1 to provide competition for places at the back next season now that veteran centre-back Jamie Carragher has retired from the game.
The 21-year-old has been with the Bundesliga giants for the past three seasons now, having originally signed for Schalke from Greek giants Olympiacos in June 2010 on a four-year deal, and in the intervening three-year period Papadopoulos has established himself as being one of European football’s most promising central defenders.
In total, the Greek has appeared in 92 matches in all competitions for Schalke in that time, scoring seven goals in the process, including three strikes in his 57 league outings, but a serious knee injury last November had put his move to Anfield in doubt.
However, if the Merseysiders are satisfied that the player has fully recovered from that knock, then they are still expected to push through a big-money move for Papadopoulos before the kick-off to the new season.