Liverpool are being linked with a sensational move for Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere by the Liverpool Echo.

The Gunners midfielder has reportedly been selected by Brendan Rodgers as the perfect replacement for outgoing skipper Steven Gerrard, who will join LA Galaxy at the end of the season.

Wilshere is currently sidelined through injury, having not played since the defeat to Manchester United in November.

But despite the 23-year-old's recurrent injury problems, Rodgers is reportedly ready to take a punt and splash out £25m for his services.

There has been no previous doubts over Wilshere's future at the Emirates, having progressed through the club's youth ranks and once regarded as one of England's most promising youngsters.

But following his latest injury setback, reports suggest the England international may struggle to get back into Arsene Wenger's starting XI.

A move - especially to rivals Liverpool - still remains a far-fetched option and it is likely to take a very convincing offer to see Arsenal and Wilshere part company.

Source: Metro