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Liverpool to Attempt Giant £4m Signing: Would Be a Clever Move

Benitez sets sights on former crowd favourite.

The Rumour

Liverpool will attempt a shock move to re-sign striker Peter Crouch from Portsmouth.

Despite severe financial restrictions in place at Anfield, manager Rafa Benitez will attempt to try to land Crouch for as little as £4million.

The Anfield club are not alone in wanting Crouch.

Five other clubs – Blackburn, Sunderland, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Tottenham – have declared their interest in the lanky striker.

But Liverpool have a distinct advantage because Pompey still owe them half of the original £8m transfer fee, which is due to be paid over the next 18 months.

The Source: (Sunday Mirror)

The Analysis

There will be some Liverpool fans, maybe not a huge number, who believe that Peter Crouch should never have been sold and the England man has proved whilst at struggling Portsmouth that he knows where the back of the net is.

All the elements of this story do add up nicely for Rafa. Fernando Torres needs some support up front and the lanky Crouch could well act as a good foil for El Nino and if indeed this source is correct about the money owed by the south coast club on the original deal to take the forward to Fratton Park then such a deal would work well in terms of working within the budget that Rafa has to work with.

The Likelihood

Crouch back to Anfield: Why not?

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