Sami gets ready for emotional goodbye.
Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia says he will be leaving behind a club that has improved dramatically in the last 10 years when he joins Bayer Leverkusen.
The 35-year-old leaves Anfield this summer after a successful decade in which he has won numerous trophies, including the Champions League in 2005.
“It will only be after I’ve left I’ll be able to sit back and realise what we’ve done in my 10 years,” he said
“It is hard to take in now. It is nice to be remembered here.” (BBC Sport)
There can be few bigger bargains in the Premier League age than when Sami Hyypia was brought to Anfield by Gerard Houllier almost a decade ago. No one could have predicted just how far that £2.5m outlay would go. 450+ games since his debut away at Sheffield Wednesday the Finn is expected to wear the captain’s armband as Spurs visit Anfield on Sunday.
Hyypia had been understandably upset at the beginning of the season when he was left out of the original Champions League squad after he had been persuaded last summer that he was very much part of the club’s plans but the true professional that Sami is, he continued to put in committed performances when needed, most notably at Old Trafford as Liverpool swept past the Champions 4-1.
Clearly Bayer Leverkusen believe the veteran still has a lot to offer hence giving the 35 year old a two year contract and i am sure all Merseyside fans would want to wish him all the luck in the world when he finally bids the club a fond farewell.