Nu tyder allt på att både Christian Poulsen och Brad Jones kommer att skriva på för Liverpool inom kort.
Rörande Jones, säger en insiderkälla i Middlesbrough till The World Game: ”Brad has followed Liverpool pretty much all his life and was never going to walk away from the chance to join them.
”Obviously the clubs had to agree a fee and that has now been achieved, so there are no more obstacles.
”Brad isn’t going to Liverpool to sit back and be content to be the No.2. He believes he’s in a two-way fight for the first team slot.
”That’s how he’s going to approach it and that’s going to be the reality of the situation.
”Brad’s just coming into his peak years now as a goalkeeper and Hodgson obviously feels he is getting somebody for the long haul.”