Ozan Kabak has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer by various outlets.
Bundesliga journalist Chris Williams, a trustworthy source even if not known for transfers, claimed the Reds had touched base with Schalke for the centre-half.
The Reds are said to be in the market for a central defender, if the money can be made available this summer, according to The Athletic’s James Pearce.
But even if Liverpool are able to raise funds to bring in a new centre-half, it now seems unlikely it’ll be Kabak.
The Turkey international spat at Werder Bremen’s Ludwig Augustinsson during Schalke’s 3-1 loss last night after a strong tackle.
Kabak has since apologised on Twitter for his actions, claiming it wasn’t intentional – but photos and videos of the incident suggest otherwise.
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The centre-half seems to keep his eyes on Augustinsson as his falls to the ground before spitting in his direction.
He was shown a red card in the final ten minutes, but perhaps his biggest loss was 900 miles north west of Gelsenkirchen as Jurgen Klopp is now unlikely to move for Kabak.
This kind of behaviour won’t endear the Liverpool boss and any possible move will probably be off the table – if the incident has indeed taken place as it seems.