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Liverpool join race for Welsh international star

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Liverpool are being linked with a shock move for Welsh keeper Wayne Hennessey.

The 23-year-old stopper has earned 24 international caps after making his debut in 2007, and Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is thought to be considering a £2.5 million move for the stopper.

The Wolves goalkeeper made his debut for the Molineaux club back in 2006 before being loaned out to Bristol City and Stockport County in a bid to gain experience.

A serious injury to former first choice keeper Matt Murray gave Hennessey an opportunity in the Midlands during the 2007-08 season, and the Welshman took it to become the number one.

He was instrumental during the 2008-09 Championship promotion campaign, and started the current season between the sticks for Wanderers.

However, Hennessey lost his place to Marcus Hahnemann midway through this Premier League year, and has been unable to re-capture his starting role.

This makes the Anfield link even more surprising, with Benitez clearly viewing Hennessey as an under-study to Pepe Reina, one of the best keepers in european football.

The Daily Mirror reports that Mick McCarthy is looking for funds to strengthen his squad for the campaign next season, and could use money from the sale of his second-choice keeper.

The price wouldn't be an issue for the Merseyside club, and the Spanish move could make one of the more surprising moves when the transfer window re-opens in June.

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