LIVERPOOL are set to announce the signing of Hull full-back Andrew Robertson when the summer transfer window opens.
Jurgen Klopp knows he is in urgent need of defensive reinforcements with left-back the obvious priority.
The German boss has been forced to play central midfielder James Milner at that spot all season over fears regarding Alberto Moreno’s obvious defensive deficiencies.
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While the former England international has thrived in the position, Klopp has agreed a deal with Robertson – according to the Daily Mirror – in a bid to move Milner back into midfield.
A host of Premier League clubs were keen on the Scotland international, 23, but it’s Liverpool who have won the race.
Robertson's Hull were relegated on Saturday after their defeat at Crystal Palace.
With just one season left on his current contract, Marco Silva's Tigers have agreed to let him leave the KCOM Stadium.
Scotland's Robertson has been at Hull for the past three seasons having joined from Dundee United.
But Liverpool are set to raid the Tigers for a second time this summer as they join the race for centre-back Harry Maguire.
Newly-promoted Newcastle have expressed interest in the ex-Sheffield United man, along with the Reds and Tottenham.
Even though Hull have been disappointing in dropping to the Championship, Liverpool scouts have been impressed with the progress made by both Robertson and Maguire this term.