German side Schalke remained open to a late Liverpool bid for Greek defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos.

According to Kicker however, the 21-year-old had no real desire to leave this summer even if a bid had come in for him, with Russian club Zenit St Petersburg also linked.

Papadopoulos has been linked with a move to Liverpool throughout the summer after being spotted at the club’s game against Fulham near the end of last season.

Indeed, some reports even suggested that a deal for Papadopoulos had already been agreed in principle and was only being held up by the player’s inability to undergo a medical until he had recovered from a knee injury. (Daily Express)

Liverpool ended up doing great business and now the reds will surely not bother with trying to take the young man to Anfield in the coming widows