Roy Hodgson will be confirmed as the new Liverpool manager, the Liverpool echo is reporting.
The paper claims the 62-year-old is to be announced as Rafael Benitez's replacement after the Reds agreed a £2m compensation package with Fulham.
Negotiations had been going on between Liverpool's managing director Christian Purslow and Fulham's chief executive Alastair Mackintosh to release Hodgson.
The Echo reports he was always the frontrunner for the job, despite interest from former manager Kenny Dalglish.
Other names included former Real Madrid boss Manuel Pellegrini and Galatasary's Frank Rijkaard.
The Liverpool post will be Hodgson's 16th managerial position in a career that has spanned almost 35 years.
He began managing at Swedish side Halmstads in 1976 before moving to other clubs including Inter Milan.
It had been mooted that Hodgson, who is expected to bring his trusted assistant Mike Kelly with him to Anfield, would be favourite to become England manager if the Football Association decided to sack Fabio Capello.
However, it is understood the delay in Hodgson being appointed to his new role had nothing to do with him waiting to see what happened with England.
One of Hodgson’s first jobs at Anfield will be to ratify Yossi Benayoun’s move to Chelsea after the clubs agreed a fee in the region of £6m for the Israeli midfielder.