Wolverhampton Wanderers are close to completing the loan signing of Liverpool defender Jack Robinson as manager Dean Saunders attempts to bolster his squad for a relegation dog fight.

The left-back has made a total of 11 appearances for Liverpool but is someway short of becoming a regular in the first team because of the impressive form of Spanish defender Jose Enrique.

Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson is set to join Wolves on loan until the end of the season [Wikipedia]

Robinson has excelled when he has been called upon this season and his good form has seen him force his way into the England Under-21 set-up where he made just his second appearance in the recent 4-0 win over Sweden.

"We have more or less signed Jack Robinson from Liverpool," Saunders told the Express and Star newspaper.

"We've got no cover in that position with only [Stephen Ward] Wardy at the club and he was ill yesterday so I've acted quickly and got the deal done. I think Wardy will be OK for tomorrow, though.

"Jack has played for Liverpool this season and he's going to be a good player when he comes of age. He is aggressive and he's going to come and help us."

Wolves are currently fourth bottom of the Championship and are yet to win a game since Saunders took charge of the club at the start of January - they have drawn four and lost two in that time.

They face fellow strugglers Barnsley on Tuesday night and will be hoping that Robinson can complete the move in time to feature in the must win game.

The 19-year-old has always been thought of highly at the Liverpool academy and was once their youngest ever player after making his debut in the Premier League when he was just 16 back in May 2010.

He has played twice in the FA Cup, League Cup and in the Europa League this season and is viewed as a player who will one day become a regular in the Liverpool back four.