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Wrong move: Liverpool’s interest in David Marshall would be unfair on young star

According to Football Insider, Liverpool are interested in signing Hull stopper David Marshall to replace Simon Mignolet, who has been made available for a transfer this summer.

What’s the word, then?

Well, £67m man Alisson Becker has made the No.1 shirt his own at Anfield since arriving from Roma, which saw Mignolet make just two appearances in the 2018/19 campaign.

The Reds have slapped a £15m price tag on the Belgian international’s head as they prepare to let him go this summer, which has opened the door to a possible pursuit for Marshall, formerly of Cardiff.

Luis Suarez certainly had no qualms about celebrating against his former employers in the video below…

At 34 years of age, the Scotsman would arrive with an abundance of experience and would provide competent backup for Alisson, although it doesn’t make complete sense with some wonderful prospects waiting in the wings.

Would be harsh on Caoimhin Kelleher

The 20-year-old prodigy has already featured for the Liverpool first-team in pre-season last year, and certainly impressed Jurgen Klopp with his performances.

The German said: “He is an outstanding talent. Outstanding. Very cool with the ball, you saw that in pre-season when he played in front of 100,000 people, that he wasn’t bothered about that which is a very important skill to have.

“If nothing serious happens, he will have a really fantastic future. I like him a lot and he will be in our squad.”

Kelleher impressed in the Premier League 2 for Liverpool’s youth team in 2018/19 and will definitely be checking the news most days to see whether or not an offer has arrived for Mignolet, as he would be deserving of taking the former Sunderland man’s place in reserve.

A move for Marshall would just be needlessly adding another player to the wage bill, and to sign a 34-year-old would mean he too will need to be replaced in a few years.

Klopp has shown he isn’t afraid to get the young guns involved around the senior figures since arriving on Merseyside, being bold in throwing Rhian Brewster and Trent Alexander-Arnold amongst the big hitters in the team.

Adding Kelleher to the bench on most gameweeks will help the talented young Irishman learn on the job and develop his obvious potential; this should definitely be Klopp’s act of choice rather than signing the ageing Marshall.

Article title: Wrong move: Liverpool’s interest in David Marshall would be unfair on young star

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