Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on Derby County veteran David Marshall as the summer transfer window draws to a close.
According to Daily Mail, Premier League giants Liverpool are plotting a move for Derby County goalkeeper David Marshall in the final days of the summer transfer window.
The Merseysiders have had a rather quiet window with Ibrahima Konate the lone man in. Xherdan Shaqiri bid goodbye to Liverpool earlier this week, and it remains to be seen if it proves to be the catalyst for one more addition.
Jurgen Klopp’s first XI more or less picks itself. However, the Reds could do with a few more additions to their squad ahead of what could be a gruelling season. Liverpool are currently targeting a goalkeeper and a midfielder and have David Marshall and Mikkel Damsgaard in their sights. Signing Marshall would be more of insurance rather than anything else.
Alisson Becker is the undisputed number one, with Adrian and Caoimhin Kelleher behind him in the pecking order. A move for Marshall is curious given that he would be the fourth choice goalkeeper in the Reds squad right now.
Whether this will see Kelleher leave on loan to gain first-team experience elsewhere remains to be seen. At 36, Marshall will be the elder statesman for Liverpool and could fulfil the Andy Lonergan role at Anfield.
It is difficult to see the veteran receive any playtime unless the goalkeeping roster experiences a flurry of injuries or suspensions. Liverpool will hope it does not come to that, and Marshall will at best be a glorified retiree who could be handed a dream shot at one final big move to a top side.
Marshall started off at Celtic before eventually setting his roots at Cardiff City via Norwich. He spent seven seasons with the Welsh club before moving on to Hull City and Wigan Athletic. The 36-year-old signed for Derby in 2020 and has since made 33 appearances for the Rams, keeping just nine clean sheets. Whether he has played his last game at Pride Park remains to be seen.
As things stand, Liverpool do not need another goalkeeper. They will be better off going big to land Damsgaard instead. Bringing in another midfielder would give Klopp enough strength in depth in a position that needs it. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if the 36-year-old ends up joining the Reds soon.