Report: Liverpool want to raid Wayne Rooney's Derby for fringe player

The Mail claim that Liverpool want to raid Wayne Rooney’s Derby County and bring veteran goalkeeper David Marshall to the club this summer.

Marshall, 36, has clocked up a huge 600 appearances for club and country – after turning out for Scotland at Euro 2020 earlier this summer.

Last season, the veteran goalkeeper played 33 times for Derby – keeping nine clean sheets, conceding 40 goals. He is in the final year of his contract.

Liverpool are on the lookout for a reserve goalkeeper, having failed to replace Andy Lonergan – who is now at Merseyside rivals Everton.

If Marshall was to join, the likelihood is that the 46-time Scotland international would be either third or fourth choice at Anfield.


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Marshall to Liverpool: Kelleher loan if Rooney sanctions exit?

Of course, it would mean that Manchester United legend Rooney would be sanctioning a move for Marshall. Rooney has dropped Marshall.

Despite being first choice last season, Rooney recently spoke of how the Derby veteran is now third in the rankings at Derby – to the BBC.

So, a move to Liverpool is certainly foreseeable. But what does a move to Liverpool for Marshall mean for Ireland international Kelleher?

At 22, Kelleher needs game time but Liverpool have chosen to hand Adrian a further extension at Anfield. It means Kelleher remains third choice.

If Marshall joins, Kelleher needs to leave on loan. It might be that the signing of Marshall is to allow the Irishman to go temporarily.

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