David Marshall

Liverpool are preparing a £6m bid for Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall if the club fail to stay afloat in the Premier League this season, according to the Metro.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to add more competition to the goalkeeping spot where Simon Mignolet has put in some brilliant performances this season.

Pepe Reina, who is currently on loan at Napoli, is expected to be on his way out, leaving Rodgers to bring in a goalkeeper for that position.

Marshall has been in amazing form this season between the posts but has not been able to save Cardiff from the dropzone, where they find themselves currently in.

His performance in the premier league has taken his stature to among the best stoppers in the league and many other clubs will be looking to secure his signature as the transfer window approaches.

Cardiff are currently 18th in the league with 30 points and look likely to make the drop zone after taking only two points from their last six.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are rolling ahead towards their 19th league title after Chelsea's loss to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge, bringing forth Jose Mourinho's first loss at home in the Premier League with Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Rodgers believes that Liverpool deserve to win the Premier league title this season as they have held their nerve in the big games through the length of the season.

"Everyone expected us to go more defensive in midfield in our big game last weekend against Manchester City, but we actually went more lightweight and technical," Rodgers insisted.

"We've dealt with pressure all season by working to get on the ball, to play. Every week we seem to have the question put to us: "This is the real test". But we've always passed the tests, City at home, Arsenal at home, Man United at Old Trafford. If it doesn't happen for us this year, it'll be due to bad luck or a mistake. It won't be because we're lacking in nerve," he added.