Liverpool transfers: Ashley Williams focused on Swansea City

Liverpool transfers: Swansea centre-half Ashley Williams is refusing to think about speculation linking him with a move to Anfield

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Michael Laudrup replaced Brendan Rodgers at Swansea last summer Photo: www.swanseacity.net

Ashley Williams says he is not thinking about speculation linking the Swansea City defender with a summer move to Liverpool.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly weighing up a move for the Wales international, with veteran centre-half Jamie Carragher set to retire at the end of the season.

Williams worked under Rodgers for two years before the Northern Irishman took charge of Liverpool last May, with the defender since going on to lift the League Cup with the Swans this term.

But the 28-year-old is refusing to allow the speculation distract him from helping Michael Laudrup’s men, who are ninth in the Premier League table, secure three points at Chelsea on Sunday.

“If you’re being linked with other teams it means you’re doing your job properly,” Williams told Wales Online.

“I can’t think about things like speculation, I’m here with Swansea, enjoying playing in the Premier League and being captain and that’s what I’m focused on.

“You can take it as a compliment because you don’t see players who aren’t playing well linked with other clubs in newspapers, but it’s a case of ‘thanks for the compliment’ and that’s that. I don’t pay too much attention to it all.

“The only time I think about it is when people stop me in the street or journalists ask me about it.

“There’s no point in me thinking about it otherwise because I have to o much else to focus on in my own personal life and on the pitch and the training ground for Swansea.”

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