Londoner on his way to Anfield.
Skysports.com understands Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Fulham defender Paul Konchesky.
Reds bos Roy Hodgson has openly admitted bringing a new left-back is one of his top priorities this summer and it is believed he wants Konchesky to solve the problematic position.
Hodgson is a big admirer of Konchesy having worked with the 29-year-old for two-and-a-half-years prior to his switch to Anfield.
Liverpool are keen to bring in a new left-back before the close of the transfer window and had been linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven’sCarlos Salicido.
However, it appears Liverpool have opted to go for Konchesky with the player having just a year to run on his contract at Fulham. (Sky Sports)
It’s a deal that makes a great deal of sense and will set the cash strapped Anfield club back just £4m or so and will resolve the issues they have at left back. Paul Konchesky is an experienced determined performer who is very effective going forward and pretty solid when dealing with an opposing winger.
The 29 year old has notched up the best part of 300 odd appearances for various London sides and Hodgson clearly feels he is the right man for the job or perhaps is the right man at the right price more than anything else.
The Barking born player may feel that a high profile move to Merseyside could re-open the possibility of an England recall, some five years since he was last selected. He helped Fulham to the Europa League final last term and is of course well known by Liverpool fans for his shot/cross that he put away from 30 yards in the 2006 FA Cup Final.