Monday, May 4, 2009

Thank You and Goodbye, Sami Hyppia

The Marking Of A Truly Great Finn.

With his move to Bayer Leverkusen confirmed next season, it marked the end of a 10 years industrious career with Liverpool where Hyppia won numerous trophies with the Reds.

I must admit that when Houllier signed him in 1999, I was saying "Hyppia who?". He was relatively an unknown centre back. I had my doubts.

Soon he formed a formidable partnership with Henchoz that set the platform for Liverpool's treble in 2000. Hyppia positioning and reading of the game is excellent. He also was a good target man for corner kicks where he scored goals with his head.

He repaid the faith and money Liverpool showed and paid for him.

As his career with Liverpool finally end, I wish Hyppia all the best and he shall remain as one of Liverpool's legend.

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