Liverpool are lining up a bid for Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi. The People says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to snatch Wigan's giant shot-stopper Al Habsi in a shock £7 million move.

Rodgers has told his spies to find him a senior No.1 and a young ­understudy as he plans to shake up that ­department in the next stage of his Anfield revolution.

Oman international skipper Al Habsi has been a stand-out for Latics since joining them from Bolton - and the Kop talent spotters ­reckon he is the perfect replacement for Pepe Reina.