Liverpool are about to sign Vegard Forren according to reports. Who is he?
It has been confirmed that Vegard Forren is on his way to Liverpool for a medical with a view to a £4 million move.
So to bring you up to speed on the player, here is all you need to know about him...
1) Forren is 24-year-old Norwegian who plays as a centre-back.
2) He is currently at FK Molde where he has won the title two years in a row under the management of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer
3) Forren has been at Molde his entire career playing over 170 games for them.
4) He has five international caps, the most recent of which coming in November against Hungary.
5) Forren has already played in the Europa League this season, as well as the Champions League qualifiers, and would be ineligible for Liverpool in the competition until next season.
6) He has been sent off just once in his career, and that dates back to his debut season in 2008.
7) At 6 ft 1, he is smaller than both centre-backs Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel, and competitor Sebastian Coates who is 6 ft 6.
8) He has not played a competitive match since December 6, because the Norwegian League is currently in its off-season.
9) Forren would not be the first Vegard to play for Liverpool; He follows in the footsteps of compatriot Vegard Heggem who was at Anfield between 1998 and 2003.
10) He has a 100 per cent record from the penalty spot in his career, taken one, scored one; in a Champions League qualifier no less.
Here are a few highlights of Forren in action...
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