Liverpool Show Passing Interest in £15m Premier League Centre Back

Does such a move make sense…not really!

The Rumour

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West Ham United are ready to sell defender Matthew Upson for £15 million.

The Sun says the Hammers are resigned to losing the England centre-half this summer, with Manchester City favourites to sign him.

Upson, 30, has dropped heavy hints he wants to join a bigger club in the run-up to next summer’s World Cup finals — and his Hertfordshire house is up for sale.

England boss Fabio Capello has also advised Upson he should be playing at the highest level possible to boost his chances of making the squad for South Africa.

Arsenal and Liverpool are expressing passing interest in Upson but ambitious City lead the way.

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The Analysis

Does Rafa need to invest so heavily in another centre back, probably not. With Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher currently the first choice partnership and with the very capable Daniel Agger as cover the club probably only need a veteran experienced campaigner in case of serious injury concerns, that is why Benitez was looking at Sylvain Distin as a potential signing.

Matthew Upson is a good player and probably at the peak of his powers but given that Liverpool do not have money to burn a move of this kind really makes no sense.

The Likelihood

Upson to Liverpool: Nope

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