Report: Liverpool closing in on defender

Ragnar Klavan in action for Estonia v Turkey

Liverpool are reportedly on the brink of sealing their fifth summer signing.

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action with Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan

Liverpool are set to name defender Ragnar Klavan as their fifth summer signing, according to The Mirror.

The 30-year-old is currently on the books at Bundesliga outfit Augsburg.

The Reds have enjoyed a productive summer on the transfer front so far after recruiting four players and, according to The Mirror, the centre-back will be their fifth of the window.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action with Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan

The report goes on to claim that the Estonia captain - who has 108 caps for his country over a 13-year international career - will pen a two-year deal with the Anfield club this week.

Some Liverpool fans and players might remember him after Jurgen Klopp's men faced the Germans in a Europa League last season, in which the Premier League side won 1-0 on aggregate.

Estonia's Ragnar Klavan

Marko Grujic and Joel Matip both signed for Liverpool earlier this year but completed their moves this summer, while goalkeeper Loris Karius and £30 million man Sadio Mane also joined up with Klopp on Merseyside this summer.

Klopp has also lost two centre-halves in Martin Skrtel and Kolo Toure so the prospective arrival of Klavan is a welcome one indeed.

Estonia's Ragnar Klavan in action against Turkey's Colin Kazim Richards (L)

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