Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has praised his old club for getting ahead of the game in the transfer market as a sixth summer signing edges closer in the form of Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne.
A deal worth £12.5million has been agreed for the England right-back and is at an advanced stage.
Clyne, 24, is currently on holiday but he is expected to be signed on a five-year deal on his return.
There appears to have been a determined effort to get signings done early this year with the arrival of Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino, Manchester City midfielder James Milner, Burnley striker Danny Ings, Charlton defender Joe Gomez and Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan already done.
The capture of Clyne would virtually complete the business the club set themselves after finishing sixth last month, losing their Champions League status after just one year.
Carragher believes completing so much business even before the players are due back in for pre-season should benefit the Reds.
“I saw Nathaniel Clyne at St Mary’s after a game last season and told him to sign for LFC – he took my advice!” the former centre-back wrote on Kicca.
“I think it’s another good signing for the club to go along with the other business already done.