Premier League giants Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Hull City veteran goalkeeper David Marshall in the summer.
The Reds will be in the market for a new goalkeeper with Simon Mignolet set to leave after making just two appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.
And, rather than spending big to sign a new, upcoming back-up shot-stopper, Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards is said to be interested in Scotland international Marshall, according to Football Insider.
The 34-year-old has made 67 appearances for the Tigers since signing from Cardiff in 2016, and could be available for the Reds on a free transfer, with his current deal at the KCOM Stadium set to expire at the end of next month.
Here, we discuss this surprising transfer news…
“This isn’t actually a very bad idea at all.
“Marshall is obviously a very experienced goalkeeper, and the knowhow and experience that he could provide to young goalkeepers at Anfield would be invaluable.
“Premier League teams now tend to sign these type of players, with Chelsea signing Rob Green and Manchester United signing Lee Grant, so it could be a shrewd move by Klopp.”
“This may not be a bad move for Liverpool.
“With Mignolet attracting interest the Anfield club will need an alternative to Allison, and Marshall’s Premier League experience may make him a decent option on the cheap.
“You also feel this is a deal that Marshall himself may found difficult to turn down.”
“This is a very surprising move, and I would be surprised to see Marshall get any form of run out if he did join.
“He would bring good experience to the Liverpool side, but I can’t see him being more than a third choice keeper at Anfield.
“There has been a trend recently of experienced British goalkeepers heading to top-six clubs to act as back-up, such as Lee Grant and Robert Green. I think this signing would be of a similar ilk.”