Liverpool confirm deal for Johnson

Liverpool are set to sign England right-back Glen Johnson after confirming this evening they have reached an agreement with both the player and his club Portsmouth.

The Reds have been linked with the defender for a number of weeks while Pompey executive chairman Peter Storrie claimed last week Johnson's former club Chelsea were willing to pay £18m for the 24-year-old.

And a statement from the club tonight said: "Liverpool FC confirmed this evening that they had reached an agreement with Portsmouth Football Club and with Glen Johnson for the transfer of the player to Anfield."