The England international centre-back has been on the periphery of Chelsea’s first-team of late, losing his place to Kurt Zouma, which has prompted talk of a potential exit.
Indeed, Murphy feels Cahill would be a fine option for a number of teams and highlighted Liverpool specifically, with the club currently struggling to field a strong defence.
“Would he suit Liverpool? Would he be a player that gets into the Liverpool team and make a difference? Yes, he would," Murphy told Talksport.
“He’s a terrific lad, a good pro, a good trainer and not a moaner or a whinger.”
“He’s a winner and every time I see him play I think he’d die for the team, he gives it everything he’s got. If he does become available, there a few clubs would pay good money for him.”
Cahill, 30, has made 15 Premier League starts this term though his last league encounter for the club came in the 2-2 draw with Watford on Boxing Day – only his second start under Guus Hiddink.
Chelsea’s interim boss seemingly prefers Zouma over Cahill, a situation which can’t be good for the former Bolton Wanderers man ahead of this summer’s European Championships in France.
Popular betting site Ladbrokes made Liverpool favourites to sign Cahill should he move on this month, as illustrated in a previous article by HITC, and it’s a deal which would make sense.
The Reds are certainly big enough to attract a player of Cahill’s ability, and Jurgen Klopp’s men are in need of extra defensive reinforcements as they’ve been blighted by injuries this season.