Liverpool FC have finally agreed a deal with Southampton for Dejan Lovren.

James Pearce of The Echo and Chris Bascombe of The Telegraph, both say that the defender will join for a cool £20 million with £16 million to be paid upfront and the remaining £4 million to be paid in add-ons.

Brendan Rodgers was very keen on landing the centre-back as he seeks to shore-up Liverpool’s leaky defence this Season, having conceded 50 goals in Premier League last term.

Lovren is expected to have a medical at Anfield on Saturday and then meet with MD Ian Ayre to sign personal terms.