Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has rejected reports linking him with a move to Liverpool.

The Oman international stopper, among the best goalkeepers during the 2011/12 Premier League campaign, was linked with a switch to Merseyside over the weekend amid a goalkeeping predicament at Anfield.

But the 30 year old says he is committed to Wigan and says links with clubs such as Liverpool are of no importance.

Ali-Al Habsi
Al Habsi wants to stay put.

"I have said it many times before but I love this football club, I love the fans and I hope to give them much more," Al Habsi told the Wigan Evening Post.

"I heard about what was said at the weekend, but that kind of thing is not of any importance to me.

"I am very, very happy at Wigan - as has been the case since I first came here.

"I am doing well, my form is coming on with every game I play, and my confidence is very high.

"All I want to do is concentrate on my job here and to help the team, because there is lots of work to be done."

With Pepe Reina's powers on the wane and Brad Jones' providing inadequate cover, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly looking for additional goalkeeping options.

The Spanish goalkeeper has for much of his tenure in the Premier League been regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers, but of late has failed to recapture the form which saw him win the golden glove award for the most clean sheets in his first three seasons at Liverpool.

In Al-Habsi, The Latics possess one the best shot-stoppers in league football but in the same way that the likes of Charles N'Zogbia and Victor Moses have left, manager Roberto Martinez has been powerless to prevent his finest players from departing.

Liverpool have also been linked with moves for Middlesbrough's goalkeeper Luke Steele and German Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and should Rodgers wish to persist in his attempts to add to his goalkeeping resources, then the pair may appear a more realistic option than Al-Habsi.

Al Habsi will have the chance to show The Reds what they're missing when Wigan travel to Anfield on 17 November.