The Croatian international centre-back has been linked with a move away from St Mary’s all summer and he is now set to join Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert who swapped the South Coast for Merseyside earlier in the transfer window.

And while he concedes the Liverpool defence is an area which needs strengthening, he isn’t sure the 25-year-old is worth the money Brendan Rodgers is set to spend.

Wright told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “Dejan Lovren looks a decent enough player and if there is one position Liverpool needed to address [it’s centre-back].

“They concede too many goals from set-pieces last season and they conceded a lot of silly goals, if they hadn’t the title might have been theirs and probably should have been theirs. And they’re addressing that by getting this lad in.