“I’ve been saying it for years, Sami will go down in History
alongside the likes of Ron Yeats, Alan Hansen and Emlyn Hughes.
“When you think of the foreign players who have played in this country, for me Sami is up there with Dennis Bergkamp and Gianfranco Zola.
“Not many players have come to the Premiership from abroad and played for just one club for as long as Sami has and in all the time he’s been at Liverpool you could probably count his bad performances on the fingers of one hand.”
Today, Hyypia will win his 84th cap for Finland when his national team takes on Azerbaijan in a Euro 2008 qualifier in Helsinki and he will again be involved on Wednesday night when the Finns make the trip to Portugal.