Liverpool agree to sign Glen Johnson

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign England right-back Glen Johnson from Portsmouth, the Premier League club said on Monday.

"We have reached an agreement with Portsmouth and with Glen Johnson for the transfer of the player to Anfield," Liverpool said on their website.

Former Chelsea player Johnson has become an England regular under coach Fabio Capello and has 15 caps for his country.

Johnson, who began his career at West Ham United, struggled to make his mark at Chelsea but has become one of the best attacking full-backs in the Premier League at Portsmouth.