Transfer News: Schalke Defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos to Liverpool

Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for Schalke star and Greek international defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos who would replace the retiring Jamie Carragher.

With just £20m given to Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers for this summer's transfer window, the reds need to make smart decisions on who they need to bring in to battle for a top 4 spot for next season.

The very talented 21 year old Papadopoulos would be a very viable option with Rodgers willing to spend up to £13.5m on the man who made his debut at 15 in the Greek national league.

The Merseyside team are also expected to open talks with Manchester City outcast and possible free transfer Kolo Toure with talks believed to be scheduled for next week..