The England international was a key figure as the Blues clinched the Premier League title last season, but this term he, like many players at Stamford Bridge, has struggled, and has barely featured since the arrival of interim manager, Guus Hiddink.
This has led to reports that Cahill is ready to leave Chelsea this month, with the 30-year-old aware that he needs to be playing regularly between now and the end of the season if he’s to keep a spot in the England set-up ahead of EURO 2016.
And with Liverpool having shipped the most goals in the Premier League’s top 11 (32), Murphy, speaking to talkSPORT, claimed that his old side should look to snap up the west London star:
“Would he suit Liverpool? Would he be a player that gets into the Liverpool team and make a difference? Yes, he would.
“He’s a terrific lad, a good pro, a good trainer and not a moaner or a whinger.
“I completely understand why he might want to move, if that is true. At his age it could be his last big championships in an England shirt, and I like that attitude that he’s desperate to play for his country.
“Can he perform to the levels we know he can in a different shirt, for a different club? Yeah, of course he can.”
Murphy also claimed that, unless Cahill is playing regular football over the coming months, John Stones and Chris Smalling will be ahead of him in Roy Hodgson’s England plans:
“Gary Cahill is competing with John Stones and Chris Smalling for a place in the England line-up, for me.
“And there’s one thing for sure, that if he stays on the bench for the rest of the season at Chelsea he’s not going to oust either of them from the team.”