Wigan under no pressure to sell Liverpool target Al-Habsi, insists Martinez

The Oman international has been linked with a move to Anfield following the dip in form of Pepe Reina but the Latics manager says that he does not need to offload any players

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is adamant that the club are not under any pressure to sell Ali Al-Habsi, with Liverpool reportedly interested in the Oman international.

The goalkeeper has been linked with an Anfield switch following a perceived drop in form by current No.1 Pepe Reina but the player himself has affirmed his happiness at the DW Stadium.

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Martinez believes that the rumours are a big compliment to his first-choice shot-stopper but stresses that the club have no need to sell anyone.

"We're in a good moment financially. We don't have to sell players and that's a real strength of ours," the Spaniard told reporters.

"It's a really nice compliment for Ali and he's been outstanding since coming to the football club.

"We have a few players who are reaching a very good level of form and I'm not against having a lot of good football compliments."

Wigan have sold a number of their key players in big-money moves over recent years, most notably Antonio Valencia to Manchester United in 2009-10 and Victor Moses to Chelsea this past summer for a reported combined total of £27 million.