“Everyone talks about foreign players like Zola, Henry and Bergkamp but they never look at Sami. In terms of consistency he’s well up there with them, there’s no doubt about it. Maybe he can’t do something out of the blue every now and again but every week, for nine months of the season, Sami Hyypia is your man. He’s definitely one of the best foreign players this country has ever seen.” - Jamie Carragher.
Date of birth: October 7, 1973 Place of birth: Porvoo Nationality: Finnish Position: Centre-back Years at the club: 1999-2009 Signed from: Willem II Left for: Bayer Leverkusen Position in 2006 poll: 38
Appearances: 464 Goals: 35 Honours with LFC: 1 Champions League (2004-05), 2 FA Cups (2000-01, 2005-06), 2 League Cups (2000-01, 2002-03), 1 UEFA Cup (2000-01) Did you know? Hyypia was named Finnish player of the year nine times Where is he now? Manager of Bayer Leverkusen