ESPN is reporting that the Nuri Sahin saga may finally be coming to a close at Anfield.
Coach Brendan Rodgers is quoted as saying that the deal is "almost done."
Finalizing the capture would be something of a coup for Liverpool. They faced fierce competition from the likes of Arsenal, and were thought to have lost out due to their lack of Champions League football on offer.
The Turkish International brings with him from Real Madrid a wealth of midfield experience. Although his year at the Bernabeau has been deemed a disappointment, Sahin was able to capture Bundesliga Player of the Year honors with Borussia Dortmund just one season prior.
Apart from the obvious effect of adding depth to midfield, Sahin may alter Liverpool's first XI entirely. Here is a look at a prospective group that could feature regularly as a unit once the new Turkish acquisition begins training with the team.