Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £2.5 million with Aston Villa for defender Luke Young, according to the Guardian.
Young, 31, has become surplus to requirements following the repositioning of Carlos Cuellar to right-back at Villa, and Liverpool are keen to strengthen their full-back positions due to the release of Fabio Aurelio and the impending sales of Philipp Degen and Emiliano Insuaand.
It is unknown whether Young, known for his versatility, is intended to be used by Hodgson as a backup to right-back Glen Johnson or as a first choice left-back to replace Emiliano Insua.
Young was used by Martin O’Neill as a left-back in 2009 following an injury to then first choice Wilfred Bouma, but fell out of favour with the Villa coach last season, starting just 14 Premier League games throughout the whole of the domestic campaign.
Young will also help Liverpool’s homegrown players quota, a ruling newly introduced to the Premier League, should the sale go through.