As one of the more strange transfer rumours of the window so far, it was reported on Sunday that Hull City’s David Marshall has attracted interest from Liverpool, according to reliable journalist Alan Nixon. It is thought that the Scotsman, who has 27 international appearances to his name, would come in as back-up for Alisson Becker, assuming Simon Mignolet leaves in the summer as expected. However, the Reds’ reported pursuit of the Championship keeper has caused quite the stir amongst fans, but it seems there are quite a few who are seeing the logical side to the potential move, in that it would free up some funds for wages. The move would depend on the future of Mignolet, however if he were to leave Anfield, his £60,000-per week wage bill (Source: Spotrac) would be freed up for use with another player. Although the reported pursuit may not have made sense at first, fans began to see the reasoning behind the link, whilst also realising that there is a logical explanation behind it. One fan even claimed that they have urged the Reds to sign Marshall for ages referencing the player’s Cardiff days. Marshall played for the Blue Birds from 2009 before signing for Hull City in 2016. Another fan even went as far as referencing the last signing that the Reds made from Hull, which was Andy Robertson, saying: “Our last signing from Hull wasn’t bad…”
Live 4 Liverpool have rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Mignolet leaving to get replaced by David Marshall is not that weird , Migs is on £60,000 a week most keepers let alone 2nd keepers don't get that kind of money.Marshall is a decent back up and he'd be happy with £20,000 a week and playing a few cup games.
— Col Wilson LFC (@RepublicOfAlba_) May 26, 2019
Experienced and low wages
Hopefully he's happy sitting on the bench most of the time…
— EssinemLFC ???????????????? (@essinem7) May 26, 2019
Fine with this experienced back up on low wages. Mig is going & he deserves his move after being top pro.
— Magical Naby Keita LFC (@ELiberation) May 26, 2019
Our last signing from Hull wasn't bad… ????
— VVD_beast (@Gsh_LFC) May 26, 2019
Just looking for someone who doesnt really care for sitting on the bench
— Mister LFC (@Mister_LFC) May 26, 2019
If. I think we will. I wouldn't be too concerned about Marshall if we sign him, there will be a good reason for it.
— N8 | LFC | Mentality Giant (@grubbavitch) May 26, 2019
I've been saying sign him since his Cardiff days lol https://t.co/XThCc6rDj9
— Mœ (@FutbolMoe) May 26, 2019