Liverpool agree £20m deal with Southampton for Dejan Lovren, set for Saturday medical [James Pearce]

Liverpool are set to sign their third Southampton player of the summer, according to the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce.

Pearce reports that the Reds have agreed a £20m deal with Southampton for Croatian defender Dejan Lovren, who will arrive on Merseyside tomorrow to complete his medical, according to Pearce.

After signing Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana, Lovren will have a few familiar faces around Melwood when he arrives for pre-season.

A highly-rated defender and captain of the Croatian national team, 20 million pounds is still quite a significant fee, which will make him the most expensive defender in Liverpool’s history if that’s the price finally settled on.