Anfield boss set sights on Latics wide-man.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is preparing a summer move for highly-rated Wigan Athletic winger Callum McMananaman as he looks to strengthen his Anfield attack this summer.
The Northern Irish boss has been monitoring the Latics wide-man’s progress in recent months and will look to lure the former Everton youth team player to Liverpool and Rodgers will feel such a move will have an even greater chance of success if Roberto Martinez’s side fail to beat the drop.
McManaman has impressed many with his free running displays at Wigan Athletic this season and he was arguably the Man of the Match as he helped his side to a famous FA Cup Final triumph over Man City.
The 22 year old Scouser joined Everton’s youth system at age seven but was released at the age of 16 and promptly signed with Wigan Athletic who handed the speedy starlet his Premier League debut in May 2009.
After a couple of seasons on the periphery of the first team, followed by a loan spell at Blackpool, McManaman got his first solid run of games this term and has not looked back.
McManaman has proved a real handful since the turn of the year, scaring the life out of defender with his direct style, scoring five goals in 2013 thus far.
Rodgers is keen to supplement his attack and the Liverpool manager has been told he will not be handed a massive transfer budget and as such the Wigan Athletic man may well fit the bill.
Though attacking additions Daniel Sturridge and Coutinho have both made a real impact there are still real question marks over the likes of Fabio Borini and Oussama Assaidi and Brendan Rodgers has therefore set his sights on luring McManaman back to Merseyside.