Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reportedly identified Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi as the man to replace current Reds No.1 Pepe Reina at Anfield.

Reina has seen his future at Liverpool consistently called into question since the arrival of Rodgers on Merseyside, as the Spain international struggles to get to grips with the new Anfield system.

According to The People, Rodgers has told his Liverpool scouts to find him a new first-choice shot-stopper, and the Northern Irishman's top spies have outlined Al Habsi as a top target.

Liverpool are now reported to be considering a £7 million bid for Al Habsi, which could come as early as the January transfer window.

Al Habsi began his time in English football with Bolton before transferring permanently to Wigan for £4 million in the summer of 2011, and has made 78 appearances for the Latics in total.

The 30-year-old has established himself as one of the Premier League's top 'keepers during his time at the DW Stadium and, it would appear, could be rewarded with a high-profile move to Liverpool.

Reina, meanwhile, has been a Liverpool player for over seven years after signing for the club following their memorable Champions League win over AC Milan.

The 30-year-old, who has been Liverpool's unquestioned No.1 since his arrival, has made 382 appearances for the Anfield club.

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