Sami - Good-bye to football from a Legend of the Game

2 short years after leaving LFC, the great Sami Hyypia will be hanging his boots up for good at the end of the current Bundesliga campaign.

 

He will apparently take on a coaching role with Leverkusen and the Finnish national team next year.

 

I really hope he makes it back to Anfield in a coaching or managerial role some time in the future, I think he will be successful in whatever he does.

 

The official club site has a series of nice articles up befitting his status as a club legend, there are so many great memories of the big fella.

 

One of my favourites is one of the most recent - when he had to deputise at the last minute at OT in the 4-1 thrashing. Great day for him, showing he was still able to play at the top level. Too bad Leverkusen couldn't keep their title challenge going this year, it would have been great for him to get a league winner's medal.

 

Good luck in your coaching career Sami!

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Comment by Deutschtoffeeston on June 2, 2011 at 14:55
As an Evertonian, have to say Sami Hyypia was a model pro. Never a dirty player-served LFC well. was a great "old" leader for Heynckes "Junge Wilden" ( young wild ones)in Leverkusen. He'll stay in the game and be a good coach-at whatever level.
Comment by El Jeficito on May 30, 2011 at 23:33
I like my hammy a little bit soupier Im_P if you take my meaning. A bona fide Red LeJend.
Comment by JessLFC on May 4, 2011 at 13:54
I'm sure he'll be back at some point, what a legend!  Wish he could have had a testimonial :P
Comment by Gerrez on May 3, 2011 at 18:40
True legend, wish we had a defender like him now!
Comment by Team of Skinheads on May 3, 2011 at 10:12

Definitely the best CB I've seen at the club. I remember seeing him against Leeds in one of his first games and I couldn't believe how good he was, especially considering he only cost around £2.5m. After years of watching Babb, Ruddock, Kvarme and Song it was a bit of a shock to the system when I saw Sami play. We could really do with someone like him right now.

 

My favourite memory was probably his goal against Juve in 2005. We were amazing in that first half at Anfield, really took Juve by surprise and Sami's goal affectively put us through.

 

Hope to see him back here one day.

Comment by United Till I Die on May 3, 2011 at 7:29

He was immense for Liverpool in more ways than one.

 

I wish him luck.

Comment by SWEEET CARROLL 9 on May 2, 2011 at 23:16
YNWA Sami!

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