Liverpool have agreed a £15million deal to bring Newcastle Utd left-back Jose Enrique to Anfield, according to former Reds captain Phil Thompson.
Thompson told Norweigan television that he believed the deal has been done and Enrique will be a Liverpool player this summer.
Liverpool’s left-back problem is one area the club are keen to fix swiftly, with Emiliano Insua and Paul Konchesky sent out on loan this season, and Fabio Aurelio suffering a string of injury problems.
“It’ll be interesting because he’s done very well,” Thompson told TV2.
“He had a difficult first season coming into the Premiership a couple of years ago but he really understands the game now.
“He’s one of those full backs who is good going forward but he’s also a good defender and I think that is the main thing.”
Should the deal go through, Liverpool will have spent £50million on Newcastle players this year, with Andy Carroll signed for a club record £35million in January.