Reds need a successor to the departing Reina.
Liverpool are interested in signing highly-rated Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet as a replacement for FC Barcelona-bound Jose Manuel Reina, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
Spain international Reina has been at Anfield since the summer of 2005, when he was brought to the Merseyside giants from Liga outfit Villarreal by previous head coach Rafa Benitez.
However, the Spaniard is expected to leave the Reds when the transfer window reopens for business on July 1 to re-join former club Barcelona, who are looking for a new shot stopper themselves to replace long-time No 1 Victor Valdes.
As a result, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been on the look-out of late for a replacement for the experienced Reina, with the Black Cats’ Mignolet believed to be his first choice.
The Belgium international has just enjoyed a sensational campaign between the sticks for the north-east giants, despite their continual struggle all season long to avoid being relegated to the Championship.
Mignolet has played 101 games in total for Sunderland since joining the club from Belgium outfit Sint-Truiden for just £2 million in August 2010, and is expected to cost Liverpool only £6.5m to purchase.