Newcastle miss out on Liverpool defender

Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has today revealed that the club has failed in their bid to sign Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia. The Finland captain has struggled for first team football at Liverpool this season with both Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel ahead of him in Rafa Benitez' plans and a possible January exit was rumoured, however that won't be happening now.

Kinnear had this to say after Newcastle's 1-1 draw with Sunderland this afternoon : "I tried for one centre-half, but got knocked back. Liverpool weren't prepared to let Hyypia out." The 35-year old has spent nearly ten years at Anfield making over 300 appearances for the Merseyside club in that time.

Personally, I think this would of been a really good move for both Hyypia and indeed Newcastle. There is no doubt Hyypia is a quality defender who has bags of experience in the Premier League and I feel he would have been a superb addition to a struggling Newcastle squad. Stay tuned to Football Corner for all the latest transfer news over the next few hours.