Liverpool are reportedly interested in veteran goalkeeper David Marshall and are looking to sign the Hull City stopper on a free transfer.
As Liverpool gear up for the Champions League final against Tottenham on Sunday, the focus is also on building a team for the upcoming season. According to Football Insider, Jurgen Klopp is reportedly eyeing a summer swoop for veteran goalkeeper David Marshall, whose Hull City contract is up for expiry.
The report adds that Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for Simon Mignolet while Loris Karius is set to stay another year at Besiktas, thus accentuating the need for a number two to Brazilian international Alisson Becker. According to the report, club sporting director Michael Edwards and his recruitment team have locked their sights on Hull City veteran David Marshall.
David Marshall started his career at Celtic and moved to England after getting his hands on 2 Scottish Premiership titles with the club. Marshall has since spent around 12 years in England playing for the likes of Cardiff, Norwich and ultimately, Hull City.
While the veteran has a total 450 appearances in England for the three clubs combined, the 34-year-old has spent just two seasons in the Premier League, with only 53 appearances to his name in the English top-flight. The current season saw him be the first-choice at Hull, with Marshall keeping 11 clean sheets in the Championship, conceding 60 goals in 43 games.
Marshall was brought in by Hull on a three-year deal, which is set to expire in the summer. While Hull City are intent on extending the contract, clouds over the future of manager Nigel Adkins has seen them put the talks on hold, which could be good news for Liverpool.
The 34-year-old is a veteran in the English footballing scene and would be a great asset to Liverpool in the summer. That Marshall would come in without a transfer fee will be a bonus for Jurgen Klopp’s men. Marshall would also be unlikely to warrant regular action at Anfield unlike Simon Mignolet, who is reported to be on his way out of the club in the summer.
The Hull City stopper would also love the opportunity of competing for top honours with Liverpool, something he hasn’t been able to taste since leaving Celtic. The move will be beneficial for both Marshall and Liverpool, with Hull City the only losers in this deal.