Celtic in shock swoop for Liverpool star? reports that Scottish champions Celtic are in Liverpool to airlift defender Sami Hyppia from Anfield. Well, the move is not expected to materialize until at the end of the season but Gordon Strachen is eager to convince the 34-year old Finnish international of joining them.

Hyppia’s contract with Liverpool runs out at the end of the season but the club hasn’t given him a new contract yet. At the end of the season, Hyppia will be a free agent and will be able to go to any club that he would like to. Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez doesn’t appear to be too eager to keep the old legs at Anfield and the American owners too seem not to regard Hyppia too highly.

It does appear that Hyppia’s 9-year love affair with the Reds is coming to an end. Hyppia is not guaranteed of a regular starting line-up place this season and maybe he would move to another club in the summer. Although Newcastle United have also exhibited interest in him, Sami Hyppia might possibly like to move to Celtic. After all, he would be able to play in the UEFA Champions League at least with the Scottish giants.

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