Mascherano deal to be complete within hours as Sissoko leaves Anfield

According to several reports this evening, Liverpool are to tie up the permanent transfer of midfielder Javier Mascherano as Momo Sissoko has left the club for Juventus.

Mascherano's future at the club had been in doubt for the past few weeks as Momo Sissoko's proposed transfer to Italian giants Juventus stalled at very stages but now it looks as though the deal could be done within hours.

Mascherano has struck up a good partnership with Steven Gerrard in the Liverpool midfield, keeping Xabi Alonso and Lucas Leiva out of the side and the majority of Reds fans were desperate to see him stay at Anfield.

I feel Liverpool were lucky to receive £8.2 million from Juve for the services of Sissoko. I am sure the majority of Liverpool fans will be delighted at the news and they will be hoping Mascherano keeps playing like he is because he has been impressive this season.