Liverpool could copy Man City in shock signing as transfer stance is decided

Date published: Thursday 26th August 2021 3:13 - Dan Burnham

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola

Liverpool have set in stone their transfer stance for the rest of the summer and are monitoring two players, one of which is a major shock, according to a report.

The club’s summer transfer business has been very quiet. They secured centre-back Ibrahima Konate very early on in the window and that remains their only arrival for the window. However, acquisitions have not been the priority for Liverpool in recent months.

Instead, their focus has been on tying down their current stars to new long-term deals. This is something they’ve been very successful at.

First team players Allison, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold had all signed a new contract before the season started.

And two days ago their teammate Andy Robertson became the latest Red to put pen to paper.

In addition to this, captain Jordan Henderson is in discussions to extend his tenure at Anfield.

Daily Mail now report they are pulling out all the stops to get star man Mohammed Salah to sign another contract with the club.

As well as this it is claimed that as long as there are no injuries amongst the squad, they are not signing anyone until 2022.

However, they do reportedly have concerns in the goalkeeping department. Thus has them considering a move that Manchester City have previously utilised.

David Marshall claims the ball during the friendly between Derby and Nottingham Forest, July 2021

And that is raiding Derby County for a veteran shot stopper. City did it in 2019 when they signed former England ‘keeper Scott Carson on a two-year loan deal.

Now Liverpool are said to be looking at David Marshall. The 36-year-old Scotland international has a considerable amount of experience with over 600 career appearances.

He would fill the gap left by previous reserve goalie Andy Lonergan. He is now with their arch rivals Everton.

Second name on Liverpool radar

The report also names another player who Liverpool are keen on. This is despite them not planning on making a move before the transfer deadline.

Supposedly, Mikel Damsgaard is on their radar. A recent report indicated Tottenham and Aston Villa were both in contention to sign him.

Damsgaard has put a lot of teams of notice with his performances for Sampdoria in Serie A and Denmark at Euro 2020.

The Italian side are not looking to sell this year. Therefore, it seems the Reds will feature in the eventual battle when it does ensue.

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