Liverpool transfers: Kyriakos Papadopoulos ‘happy at Schalke’

Liverpool transfers: Schalke's Kyriakos Papadopoulos is 'happy at the club', according to the defender's agent

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Kyriakos Papadopoulos is happy at Schalke despite reported interest from Liverpool and Manchester City, according to the defender’s agent.

The 21-year-old, who already has 16 caps for Greece, made nine Bundesliga appearances for Schalke before suffering a knee injury which cut the defender’s season short in November.

Papadopoulous joined the Bundesliga side from Olympiakos in 2010 and the centre-half’s agent Paul Koutsoliakos is adamant the youngster is not looking to leave Schalke this summer.

“I can tell you we have no interest in a transfer away from Schalke at this point in time,” Koutsoliakos told Bild.

He added: “Kyriakos is happy being at this club.

“Kyriakos is fully focused on being fit when Schalke start pre-season training in the next few months. He looks likely to be ready for it.”

Last week, former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby backed the Greece international to be a success at Anfield if the Reds manage to secure a deal for the highly-rated defender.

“I’m not surprised that Liverpool are hoping to secure the services of Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos this summer,” Molby told the Liverpool Echo.

“The big Greek defender is as strong as a bull, dominant in the air and very good in one-on-one situations. When I’ve seen him in Champions League matches, I’ve been impressed.

“He hasn’t played since before Christmas due to a knee problem but I’m sure Liverpool will have received reassurances that he has made a complete recovery.

“He certainly fits the profile in terms of the type Liverpool seem to want to build a team around – he’s a talented young player with real potential.”

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