Anfield side having a busy summer of transfer spending.
Having already brought in a wealth of new additions, Liverpool look set to welcome a sixth summer signing, with the Daily Telegraph claiming that Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne is set to undergo a medical with the Anfield side early next week.
Brendan Rodgers has brought in free agents James Milner, Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings, while Charlton Athletic defender Joe Gomez has cost the club £3.5 million [via BBC Sport] and Brazil international Roberto Firmino was brought in at the cost of £29 million [via BBC Sport].
Liverpool fans may have been concerned that failure to secure a Champions League berth would lead to the Merseyside outfit struggling to bring in new additions, but that doesn’t appear to have been a problem.
Clyne enjoyed a superb season in 2014/15, his form leading to a call-up to Roy Hodgson’s England set-up, and the former Crystal Palace man looks set to reunite with his former Southampton team-mates Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren at Liverpool.
The level of spending by Liverpool thus far will lead some to believe that the club is ready to cash-in on Raheem Sterling. Indeed, that is how former boss Roy Evans reads the situation [via talkSPORT], and Manchester City have already failed with two bids for the England international with a third offer in the pipeline, according to the Daily Mail.
With Liverpool having elected to allow ineffective England man Glen Johnson to leave the club, the 30-year-old’s contract having expired, a move to bring in Clyne would certainly help fill something of a problem area.