Gylfi Sigurdsson
Roberto Soldado celebrates with Glyfi Sigurdsson after the midfielder scores against Norwich. [Reuters]

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to be reunited with Gylfi Sugurdsson and is ready to make a formal approach for the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder in January.

Rodgers brought Sigurdsson back to the Premier League when he signed the midfielder on a short term loan for Swansea City and was again interested in signing him when he became the Liverpool manager in the summer of 2012.

Sigurdsson excelled during his time at Swansea and after deciding to leave Hoffenheim, was eventually persuaded to ignore a possible reunion with Rodgers in favour of moving to Tottenham.

The 24 year old had a mixed first season as he made some 49 appearances in all competitions, but he struggled to convince Andre Villas-Boas that he deserved regular starts and would feature in 27 games as a substitute.

Sigurdsson has enjoyed an impressive start to the season, scoring both goals in the 2-0 win over Norwich, but there is stiff competition for places after Spurs invested heavily throughout the summer.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Rodgers is keen to take advantage of that competition for places by offering Sigurdsson a possible exit in January.

Tottenham paid £8.8m for the Iceland international in the summer of 2012 and it remains to be seen whether Villas-Boas would be prepared to allow the midfielder to leave.

"It remains unclear whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will want to sell but business is business," a Spurs source is quoted as saying in the Echo. "Whatever he sells Gylfi for, there will be a decent mark-up."

Sigurdsson garnered a reputation for scoring goals from midfield having fired 17 for Reading in the Championship back in the 2009-10 season, while his return of seven goals in 18 league games for Swansea was equally impressive.

Liverpool have struggled for goals this season with just Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses getting on the scoresheet in league action, and Rodgers may feel that Sigurdsson will help address this problem in January.