Greek international Sotirios Kyriakos is poised to join Liverpool from AEK Athens for a fee thought to be in the region of £2 million.
The former Rangers defender will undergo a medical at Anfield this week and will provide cover for Martin Skrtel and Daniel Agger who are currently out injured.
“He is a player with experience who can hopefully help us in defence,” Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez told the official Liverpool website.
“He has experience in British football with Rangers.”
“He’s a good player in the air, strong and aggressive. We were looking for a player with experience.”
Liverpool hope to have the deal finalised in time for Monday’s Premier League game against Aston Villa.