Murphy: Cahill would be ideal for Liverpool

Murphy: Cahill would be ideal for Liverpool

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Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has said that Chelsea defender Gary Cahill could be a perfect fit for the club.

This comes after growing speculation that Cahill could leave Stamford Bridge, having lost his place in Guus Hiddink’s starting XI to Kurt Zouma.

The 30-year old has made more than 170 appearances for the Blues since moving from Bolton in 2012, but with Euro 2016 approaching, Cahill believes that he needs first team football to ensure a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Murphy, who is now a TV pundit, has said that Cahill would be a perfect fit in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.

“Gary Cahill is competing with John Stones and Chris Smalling for a place in the England line-up, for me,” Murphy said.

“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.

“The question mark is would Chelsea let him go? And if they would, who needs him and who could pay the money for him? He only recently signed a new Chelsea contract and he’s on a good wage.

“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.
“The question mark is would Chelsea let him go? And if they would, who needs him and who could pay the money for him? He only recently signed a new Chelsea contract and he’s on a good wage.

“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.”