Denmark defender Daniel Agger is on the brink of joining Liverpool from Brondby.
It is understood a deal has been agreed in principle between the two clubs, subject to the 21-year-old passing a medical.
Agger was believed to be having that medical today before completing his move to the European champions for an undisclosed fee.
The centre-half, who played in Denmark's 4-1 defeat of England in August, will become the second defender to join the Reds in January after the capture of Jan Kromkamp from Villarreal.
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez tried to sign the centre-back last summer as cover for Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia.
Agger is fit again after recovering from damaging knee ligaments during a training session at Brondby in September.
That halted his rapid progress with club and country, where he made an immediate impression during the World Cup qualifiers.
'Daniel has been a good solution in the centre of our defence,' Denmark assistant coach Keld Bordinggaard said recently.
Denmark head coach Morten Olsen hailed Agger's imminent move to Anfield and said he believed the player was good enough to make a big impact.
Olsen said: 'He is confident about what he can do at the moment - he still has something to learn and he has a good mentality and if he goes to Liverpool I can only say they will have a top-class player.
'He certainly has to play 25 games because only in that way will he become a better player, and he is only 21 so he is not a player for the bench.
'Of course he has got to accept he maybe cannot play in the first team in every game but I am sure he will show that he is a top-class player.
'(This is a good move) for Daniel Agger and for the Danish national team because the Premier League is a top-class league,' Olsen told Sky Sports.