Schalke central defender Malick Thiaw is interesting Liverpool.
Thiaw is just 18 and has played only once in the Bundesliga, but is already highly-rated, just as Matip was when he began career at Schalke back in 2009.
Like Matip, Thiaw is described as a powerful, tall, ball-playing defender, who can also play as a defensive midfielder.
Liverpool scouts have been watching his progress closely, especially as his contract with Schalke runs out in June 2021.
Thiaw's release clause stands at £7million, but Liverpool must act quickly because the German club are already trying to negotiate a new deal with a bigger release fee.
Those negotiations are currently on hold, however, giving the Anfield giants a chance to move in, just as they did for Matip.