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Derby player emerges on Liverpool radar in shock development

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Derby County goalkeeper David Marshall is on Liverpool’s radar ahead of the end of the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The experienced shot-stopper is out of favour at Pride Park at the moment and has not been named in a single matchday squad so far this term.

Ryan Allsop and Kelle Roos appear to be ahead of the Scotland international in the pecking order but it seems Marshall could yet seal a Premier League move.

The Daily Mail has reported that Liverpool have lingering concerns about their goalkeeping options and are now monitoring a number of players, with the 36-year-old among those.

It is understood, however, that unless there are any injuries or a late change of heart the Anfield club are putting off all deals until next year.

Moving for the second tier keeper would be something of a surprise but may not be entirely out of character, having signed Andy Lonergan on a free transfer from Middlesbrough in 2019.

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The Verdict

Premier League teams making unexpected moves for experienced goalkeepers is one of the transfer window’s great joys and Liverpool signing the Scottish shot-stopper would certainly be a shock.

Marshall has a year left on his current deal at Pride Park and given the Rams current financial situation, you feel they would jump at the chance of getting him off their wage bill.

Roos and Allsop appear to be above the 36-year-old in the pecking order at the moment and getting rid of him may allow Wayne Rooney to add another player to his threadbare squad.

That said, Derby fans should not get too hopeful as the report has indicated that a move would hinge on a change of heart or injury at Liverpool.

That could still happen over the next week but it does seem unlikely.


Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

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