Liverpool face Npower Champonship competition in the race to sign winger Chris Humphrey, if reports are to be believed.

The Jamaican-born 24-year-old is being tracked by recently re-appointed Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson, according to the Daily Star, with the big-spending Foxes willing to take on Barclays Premier League suitors such as the Reds, Newcastle, Sunderland and Swansea.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was first reported to have taken an interest in the Motherwell star back in April, with the Merseysiders thought to have been considering a summer transfer window move.

Whilst a switch south of the border failed to materialise, the Reds chief is still said to have kept an interest in the player, with reports as recently as September suggesting Liverpool were still tracking his progress at Fir Park.

Humphrey spent time with Walsall and West Brom as a youngster before making a senior impact with Shrewsbury Town. After three years with the Shrews, he moved to the SPL.

His stock has continued to rise in Scotland, leading to some big-money links to England.

Liverpool certainly have the funds at their disposal if they wish to bring the player to Anfield, spending big on strikers last January and in a variety of positions in the summer, including the wing with Stewart Downing's arrival.

However, a lack of depth in the position means the Liverpool manager could look to strengthen at the next opportunity - the start of 2012 - although the Thai hierarchy at the King Power Stadium aren't afraid to splash the cash either. An interesting transfer battle could be on the horizon.

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