Victor Wanyama
Victor Wanyama is wanted by a host of Premier League club. [Reuters]

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly prepared to sacrifice Jordan Henderson in order to raise funds so that the club can finance a deal for Celtic's in-demand midfielder Victor Wanyama.

The powerful defensive midfielder has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs in recent weeks after an outstanding season with Celtic as he helped the side win the league title and reach the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Wanyama particularly impressed in the shock group stage win over Barcelona and there were immediately suggestions he could join the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal at the end of the season.

However, the only clubs linked in recent days have been Southampton and Cardiff who are both said to be willing to part with around £10m to secure the services of the Kenya international.

Now it seems Liverpool could enter that race after a report in the Shields Gazette stated that the Reds would look to sell Henderson in order to raise enough capital to bid for Wanyama.

Liverpool have already been busy in this transfer window, completing deals for defender Kolo Toure, winger Luis Alberto and forward Iago Aspas. Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is also rumoured to have having a medical at the club after a bid was accepted by the Black Cats.

With funds said to be relatively tight as the club plan a massive expansion project on Anfield, there is a belief that they may now be forced to cash in on players in order to raise extra funds.

The sale of Andy Carroll to West Ham for £15m has helped thus far but it seems they will now see if any clubs are interested in signing Henderson who was last year offered as part of a deal for Fulham's Clint Dempsey.

The England international has struggled to hold down a regular place in central midfield but did show vast signs of improvement last season. He does however have plenty of competition with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva vying for a spot in central midfield.

Should Henderson be sold then it seems Rodgers feels there is a place in the side for Wanyama who would certainly offer something very different with his power in midfield.