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Liverpool Offer £2m for Veteran Centre Back: Clever Move

Rafa sets his sights on defensive cover.

The Rumour

Liverpool have offered £2million to Portsmouth for Sylvain Distin in an attempt to replace Sami Hyypia, who has left for Bayer Leverkusen after ten years at the club. The 31-year-old defender has one year left on his contract at Fratton Park, after joining from Manchester City two years ago.

The Source: (Times Online)

The Analysis

With Sami Hyypia gone Rafa could probably do with some cover in the centre of defence and this Portsmouth defender is a pretty solid customer. Whilst the Frenchman has been around a bit and is the wrong side of 30 he has managed to stay fit enough to miss just two Premier League games in the last two seasons.

Benitez knows that in a busy season where a successful team may well rack up between 50-60 games he needs to broaden his squad so as to deal with challenging on multiple fronts. The former Man City man is strong in the tackle and an intelligent customer and i guess the only issue would be whether he would be interested in becoming just a squad player at his age?

The Likelihood

Distin to Liverpool: Rafa may be more likely to opt for this move, depending on how much of a bargain he turns out to be.

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