Liverpool weigh up Shay Given move?

Shay Given of Aston Villa celebrates as Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa scores their second goal during the FA Cup with Budweiser Third Round match between Aston Villa and Ipswich Town at Villa Park on January 5, 2013
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Liverpool are reportedly planning to swoop for Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given.

Liverpool are reportedly weighing up a move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given.

The Reds made Simon Mignolet their most expensive ever keeper when they signed him from Sunderland for £9m earlier this summer.

However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to add some competition for places at Anfield and has earmarked Given as a potential signing, according to the Daily Mail.

Liverpool could tie up a deal for the Irishman by the weekend should talks progress well with the Villans.

Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham on August 24, 2013
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