Enrique poised for Reds medical
Newcastle full-back Jose Enrique is expected to undergo a medical at Liverpool after the two clubs agreed a fee.
Press Association Sport understands the Reds have had a bid of around £6million accepted for the 25-year-old Spaniard with the saga over his future finally approaching a climax.
Enrique, who joined the Magpies in a £6.3million switch from Villarreal in August 2007, has been a long-term target for Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish after emerging from a difficult start to his career on Tyneside to prove himself a capable Barclays Premier League player.
Dalglish has been looking to strengthen the left side of his defence ever since taking over from Roy Hodgson in January.
He allowed Paul Konchesky, a Hodgson signing last summer, to leave on loan and with Fabio Aurelio injured, he employed right-back Glen Johnson in that position for the remainder of the campaign.
Argentina international Emiliano Insua returned from a season-long loan at Galatasaray to rejoin the squad for training last month but his future is uncertain as 17-year-old reserve team defender Jack Robinson showed at the end of the previous campaign he was capable of filling in.
The signing of Enrique would provide Liverpool with an all-new, more balanced and attacking left side having already recruited England winger Stewart Downing from Aston Villa.
It would also add more strength to a defence which conceded 15 goals in six pre-season friendlies.