Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to sign Ashley Williams from his old club Swansea City, [football] direct news understands. The Reds boss had reportedly targeted the Welshman last summer, along with Arsenal, and he remains keen on reuniting with his old player in a bid to strengthen his defensive options.googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(“div-gpt-ad-1389116196215-0”); });Although Liverpool are still in the title race this season, their defence has let them down at points, and doubts remain over the performances of the likes of Kolo Toure and Daniel Agger. Rodgers could look to make some changes to his back four in the summer, and a Liverpool source believes Williams would be one of the names highest on his list of targets in the centre-back position. Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with the 29-year-old, who has been a solid and consistent performer for the Swans for the last few years. Rodgers has signed players from Swansea before, moving for Joe Allen shortly after leaving the club, whilst also being linked with goalkeeper Michel Vorm.