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Birthdate: 7 October 1973

Birthplace: Porvoo, Finland

Other clubs: Voikkaan Pallo-Peikot (1980-89), Kumu Kuusankoski (1989-92), Mypa 47 (1992-95), Willem II (1995-99), Bayer Leverkusen (2009-11)

Bought from: Willem II

Signed for LFC: £2.5m, 19.05.1999

International debut: 07.11.1992 vs. Tunisia

International caps: 105/5 (71/5 at LFC) - 12.10.2010

Liverpool debut: 07.08.1999

Last appearance: 24.05.2009

Debut goal: 11.09.1999

Last goal: 28.12.2008

Contract expiry: 01.06.2009

Win ratio: 55.6% W: 258 D: 102 L: 104

Honours: FA Cup 2001, 2006; League Cup 2001, 2003; Champions League 2005; UEFA Cup 2001

LFC league games/goals: 318 / 22

Total LFC games/goals: 464 / 35

 

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Sami Hyypia's performances reminded fans of the good old days of legendary giant Ron Yeats, who was Shankly's pillar in defence. Hyypia was Houllier's tower and later Rafa's. Hyypia was strong, composed and led by example. The word “legend” is often over-used and mis-used when it comes to sporting achievement. There can, however, be no doubt that the word can justifiably be used to describe the fantastic service Sami Tuomas Hyypia gave to Liverpool Football Club.

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Hyypia signed for his local club Kumu, then in the Finnish second division, at the age of 17, after having spent ten years at Voikkaan Pallo-Peikot for whom he had made three appearances in the third division in 1989. He made a decision to undertake his period of National Service sooner rather than later because it might become a problem if he would be playing in another country. On his return to football after eleven months in the Army, Hyypia impressed the watching MyPa-47 manager and this led to a transfer to a bigger club in Finland’s first division. Hyypia spent four seasons with MyPa, during which they finished league runners-up three times and won the Finnish cup twice with Hyypia’s header being the only goal of the 1995 final in his last match for the club. That victory put MyPa into the 1996/97 Cup Winners’ Cup, where they would be drawn against Liverpool; but then Hyypia had already moved to Holland. He might have been plying his trade in England even earlier because Hyypia was twice invited to train with Newcastle for a few days, something he also did in Turkey and Germany with Samsunspor and Werder Bremen respectively. Scotsman Jimmy Calderwood signed Hyypia for the Tilburg club Willem II but not long afterwards Calderwood was replaced by Dutchman Co Adriaanse, whose nickname was “Psycho Co” because of his alternative ideas about fitness and training. Despite Adriaanse’s gruelling regime Hyypia believes that the whole Tilburg experience was positive because when he adjusted to Melwood “it was like going back to normal”. Dutch clubs struggled to cope with the extreme fitness of the Willem II players and Adriaanse was able to give Tilburg European football for the first time after finishing fifth in the Dutch League at the end of the 1997/98 season. Although Real Betis ended their European hopes, an even stronger season in the League saw Willem II finish runners-up and gain automatic qualification for the group stage of the following season’s Champions’ League.

 

Liverpool have a TV cameraman to thank that Hyypia came to Liverpool. Former Chief Executive at Liverpool, Peter Robinson, tells the story: "It was mid-way through the 1998/99 season when there was a knock on the door of my office at Anfield," Robinson said. "I had never met the chap. He came in and introduced himself as a cameraman who covered football in Europe. He knew we were looking for a strong defender and recommended we take a look at Sami, who was playing for Willem, one of the smaller Dutch clubs. That is how it all started. I passed the message on to Gérard and, over the next few months, members of the staff went to Holland to watch him on several occasions." Ron Yeats was Liverpool chief scout at the time and when asked by LFChistory.net which Liverpool signing he had been most happy with only one came to mind. "I was glad we signed big Sami Hyypia. I went to see him after we was recommended. I thought this boy looks a good player. At centre-half he was a great passer of the ball which is unusual for centre-halves. I was really taken with Sami and I put in a report that either the boss or a coach should go over and see this man. They did and then signed him a few weeks after the recommendation." Yeats could easily identify with Hyypia. "They say he hasn’t got any pace. I didn’t have great pace but I could read what players were going to do. You put them in a corner more or less. The only thing you have to do is get past me on the left and I have got you there. You wonder: ‘how did he manage to get that?’ Well, this was the only place the player could put it and used I to be the same myself." Liverpool didn’t waste any time. Houllier preferred if possible to have potential summer signings agreed and signed up before the end of the previous campaign. So Sami travelled to Liverpool and signed a contract on 19 May 1999 with the fee being £2.5 million, an incredible bargain in view of what was to come over the next ten years. Ron Yeats later admitted: "When I was told how little money Liverpool had spent on Sami, I nearly fell off my chair!"

 

The flamboyant football played under Roy Evans meant that although plenty of goals were scored, far too many were conceded. It was clear that especially in defence, there needed to be changes. Hyypia was part of that change under the Houllier/Thompson management team, as was the man who would become his reliable partner in defence, Stephane Henchoz. Even at the early stage of his Liverpool career, it was clear that Liverpool had signed a player of great stature and ability who was a leader on the pitch. Even in his first season at Anfield, he was asked to deputise as captain for the injured duo of Robbie Fowler and Jamie Redknapp; and when both those players moved on in 2001 and 2002, Houllier had no hesitation in handing the Finn the captain’s armband permanently. He had already worn it proudly for most of the historic 2000/01 campaign, being modest and humble enough to ‘share’ the cup presentations with Redknapp in Cardiff and Fowler in Dortmund. Hyypia's game was so immaculate he did not receive a booking for 87 matches in a row from January 2000 to October 2001. However, this consistent performer was not his usual self in 2002 and 2003 and in October 2003 Houllier made Gerrard captain instead of the mighty Finn. Hyypia accepted the decision with typical dignity and was soon back to his best.

 

Hyypia’s main responsibilities were of course in defence, but he still often found time to be effective at the other end of the field, with his contribution to Liverpool’s cause in goals scored being very commendable in comparison to some of the club’s illustrious predecessors in the same position. Hyypia netted 35 times in his ten years at Anfield, compared to Hansen (14), Lawrenson (18), Thompson (13) and Yeats (16). Hyypia never scored more than five goals in a season, but he scored at least twice in each of his ten seasons as a Liverpool professional, the first coming at home to Manchester United in September 1999 and the last coming in the 5-1 drubbing of Newcastle in front of their own supporters three days after Christmas 2008. In between were numerous strikes of varying importance, but probably none more important than the three goals he scored in Champions’ League quarter-finals in 2002 against Leverkusen, 2005 against Juventus and 2008 against Arsenal. He rates the sweet left-footed strike against Juventus as his best goal. It was crucial in eventually ensuring a narrow aggregate victory as Liverpool moved on towards Istanbul.

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Hyypia was a key player in Liverpool's European triumph in Istanbul in 2005 as he had been the previous seasons emphasised by the fact that Hyypia played every minute in 57 consecutive European games for Liverpool from 20 November 2001 to 21 February 2006. Hyypia formed a superb partnership with Henchoz when they both arrived in the 1999/00 season, bettered only by the Hyypia and Carragher combination under Benítez. It is testament to his ability that through two different Anfield regimes, Hyypia remained as solid and dependable as ever, and having won every other trophy, only needed a Premier League winner's medal to complete his set. Daniel Agger's emergence in the 2006/07 season forced Hyypia out of the first eleven, but when called upon, was still a class act. Hyypia was linked with other clubs during the summer of 2007 but nothing came of it. He started his ninth season at Liverpool less sure of his place in the team than at any other time since his arrival in 1999. This was partly due to his advancing age but also because of strong competition for places. Agger's long-term injury gave Hyypia a more prominent role in the team and he didn't disappoint. Martin Skrtel was the only other serious competitor for Hyypia's place in the team but he didn't arrive until January 2008 and so it was Hyypia who added another 44 appearances to his already-impressive total.

 

In April 2008 Hyypia signed an extension to his Liverpool contract that would keep him at the club until the summer of 2009. Hyypia only played 19 times for the first team in his tenth and final season. Eventually Liverpool fans and the great Finn had to part ways. Hyypia had been sitting firmly on the bench in the previous four League matches, but there was huge expectation that he would play some part in his final match at Anfield against Tottenham on 24 May 2009. A number of fans were disappointed not to see him lead out the team and Benítez kept everybody waiting until the eighty-fourth minute despite frequent chants of 'Sami, Sami, Sami, on, on, on!' all around the stadium. Steven Gerrard was substituted who in turn took off the captain’s armband and handed it to Hyypia symbolically who proudly wore it for the final time as the match reached its conclusion. Hyypia became extremely emotional when the referee blew the final whistle and the ovation he received from all parts of Anfield reflected not just what a terrific servant Hyypia had been for Liverpool, but also what a genuinely nice guy he is. After he left Liverpool went on a downward spiral and the inferior performance of the club's defenders can be attributed to Hyypia's absence. He had been vital on the field as well as off it as Fernando Torres pointed out. "Sami may not have played every week but he was a 10 out of 10 on and off the pitch, bringing calm to the ground and having everyone's admiration." Liverpool wanted to keep him on the coaching staff but Hyypia felt that he could play regularly for a couple of years more which he promptly did with Bayer Leverkusen. Roy Hodgson even tried to bring Hyypia back in 2010 but couldn't get him released from his contract. The reason for Hodgson's eagerness to bring Hyypia back was simple. "He's one I would also put in the Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard mould, Liverpool for life."

 

Hyypia was Finland's captain when he played his one hundredth game for the Finnish national side on 12 August 2009 against Sweden. He made five more appearances before retiring from the international scene after a 2-1 loss to Hungary in a Euro 2012 qualifying match on 12 October 2010. On 1 May 2011 Hyypia announced at a press conference in Finland that he would be retiring as a player at the end of the current season. He would, however, remain at Leverkusen as the club's assistant manager and would also join the coaching staff of the Finnish national team. In April 2012 Hyypia was named as caretaker-coach at Leverkusen following the dismissal of Robin Dutt. Sami was to work alongside the club's Under-19 coach, the German Sascha Lewandowski. A month later the club announced that both men had signed permanent contracts that would last until 2015.

 

Hyypia led Bayer Leverkusen to third place in the Bundesliga in 2012/13 ... behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund ... and that was good enough to take them straight into the group stage of the Champions League for 2013/14.

 

Jamie Carragher has immense respect for Hyypia who in his mind and everybody else's for that matter is as a bona fide Anfield legend.

“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."

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Хюпия: Все още се чувствам млад

Финландският защитник Сами Хюпия заяви, че все още се чувства млад и жаден за нови успехи с тима на Ливърпул.

 

„Разбира се, че е по-трудно да се играят мачове на моята възраст, но аз се чувствам добре и се радвам да нося червената фланелка. Заобиколен съм от много млади играчи, които ме карат да се чувствам на тяхната възраст. Може би това е последната ми възможност да триумфирам в Англия и смятам, че тази година имаме отличната възможност да сторим това. Разполагаме с много добри футболисти и сме по-добър тим от миналия сезон. Срещу Валеренга показахме, че сме готови за старта на Висшата лига и за предварителния кръг в Шампионската лига. Благодаря на феновете ни в Норвегия, които дойдоха на стадиона и ни подкрепяха”, казва 34-годишният Хюпия.

 

На 7-и октомври Сами Хюпия ще навърши 35, като е в Ливърпул от 1999 година и има 302 изиграни мача, в които е отбелязал 21 гола.

 

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Хупия шокиран след изваждането си от състава

 

Защитникът на Ливърпул Сами Хупия призна, че се страхува за бъдещето си в клуба, след като бе оставен извън 25-членния състав за Шампионската лига.

 

Новите правила на УЕФА задължават клубовете да включват поне осмина играчи, обучени в английски клубове, в състава си.

 

"Решението на мениджъра да ме остави извън състава е много разочароващо, каза 34-годишният финландец. - Разбирам, че отчасти това е заради правилата на УЕФА, но все пак тези новини са шокиращи за мен."

 

Хупия бе обект на оферта от Стоук Сити през лятото, но мениджърът Рафа Бенитес поиска да го задържи в Ливърпул.

 

Испанецът защити решението си и обясни причините да се откаже от финландеца за Шампионската лига.

 

"Това наистина бе трудно решение, но трябваше да го взема, каза Рафа пред клубния уебсайт. - УЕФА ни задължава да имаме поне осем британци в състава си, така че трябваше да решим кои трима от четиримата централни защитници да включим в състава за Шампионската лига."

 

Хупия изигра 446 мача за червените след трансфера си от Вилем II през май 1999

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Ейй ще забравите Самиту :angry:

 

ЧРД на Сами!

За последния му сезон,подарък - титла!!!Ина4е му желая здраве!Най-важното!

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Хюпия: Резултатът е много по-важен от играта

 

Английският футболен клуб Ливърпул може да победи всеки и навсякъде, като това е най-важното, а не красивата игра, твърдят защитникът на мърсисайдци Сами Хюпия и капитанът на отбора Стивън Джерард.

 

"Чувството да сме начело е страхотно, особено след като сме победили Манчестър Юнайтед и Челси. Можем да спечелим всеки един мач, дори когато с,е опряни до стената", категоричен е Джерард. Ливърпул запази преднината си от три точки на върха на Премиършип след трудна победа с 1:0 над гостуващия Портсмут в среща от десетия кръг. Успехът, постигнат с гол на Джерард от дузпа, не притеснява "червените" и особено централния бранител Хюпия, който е претърпял редица резочароващи сезони с отбора от "Анфийлд".

 

"Резултатът е много по-важен от играта. От началото на сезона имаме много мачове, в които играем далеч от брилянтно, но печелим трите точки. Ако през месец май все още сме начело, никой няма да си спомня, че в началото на сезона сме играли грозен футбол", заяви Хюпия пред английския таблоид "Сън". Разликата според финландския бранител е в настроението, създадено от мениджъра Рафаел Бенитес, както и от няколкото добри трансфера през лятото.

 

"Направихме трансфери на няколко футболисти, които бързо се приспособиха към играта ни. Въпреки добрите резултати, ние трябва да стъпим здраво на земята, защото първенството е в ранна фаза. Сега обаче най-важно е да се възползваме от настроението, създадено от победата над Челси", допълни европейският клубен шампион с Ливърпул

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02 Dec 2008 13:54:10

Сами Хупия: Не можем да си позволим да губим такива точки у дома

 

Финландският ветеран в защитата на Ливърпул Сами Хупия изрази разочарованието си от снощното равенство с Уест Хям.

 

"Играта на отбора бе добра, но жалкото е, че не успяхме да победим. Имахме поне три отличини положения за гол. В последните си два домакински мача изгубихме 4 точки, което е много. В борбата за титлата не можем да си позволим подобно разточителство на "Анфийлд", заяви бранителят.

 

 

 

 

САМИ ХЮПИЯ – ФУТБОЛИСТ НА ФИНЛАНДИЯ ЗА СЕДМИ ПЪТ

 

Защитникът на Ливърпул Сами Хюпия спечели приза за най-добър футболист на Финландия за седми път в своята кариера.

 

Ветеранът в редиците на „червените” направи поредния си силен сезон за мърсисайдци през миналата кампания, а през тази година записа 95-ия си мач за националния отбор на Финалндия.

 

Първата си подобна награда Хюпия печели през 1999 година, когато преминава на „Анфийлд” от холандския Вилем II. Следват отличия през 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 и 2006

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Хуупия хвали юношите на Ливърпул

 

„Инсуа и Ел-Заар са страхотни таланти”, радва се ветеранът

 

Сами Хуупия похвали двама от младите таланти на Ливърпул. Емилиано Инсуа и Набил Ел-Заар се представиха на добро ниво в дербито с Арсенал, като дори аржентинският ляв бек бе обявен за играч на мача.

 

„Радвам се, че в Ливърпул има толкова талантливи млади футболисти. Емилиано и Набил са чудесни футболисти и изобщо не се учудвам, че вече играят редовно в първия състав. Инсуа направи много добър мач в Лондон и съм убеден, че заслужава титулярно място срещу Болтън”, заяви Сами Хуупия пред The Liverpool Echo.

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HYPP HYPP AWAY

 

LIVERPOOL veteran Sami Hyypia is fast becoming the most-wanted man in the January transfer window.

 

Hyypia, 35, is out of contract at Anfield next summer and has yet to be offered the one-year extension he wants.

 

But the Reds have been inundated with enquiries for the Finland international, who has been at Liverpool for a decade.

 

Hyypia is a surprise target for a long list of clubs across Europe – including five in the Premier League alone.

 

Tracked

 

Stoke, Fulham, Sunderland, Blackburn and Tottenham all see him as a cut-price option to bolster numbers in defence.

 

But he is also being tracked by Celtic and Fenerbahce, along with several clubs in Germany and Italy.

 

Hyypia wants to stay at Liverpool, who could finally end their long wait for the title this season.

 

He is due a testimonial at the club and is still dreaming of reaching Wembley for the first time in the FA Cup.

 

But he knows he is behind Daniel Agger, Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel in the pecking order when they are all fit.

 

Rafa Benitez turned down a £2.5m bid from Stoke for Hyypia in August – and then left him out of Liverpool’s initial squad for the Champions League.

 

The Spaniard has until February 1 to decide whether to reinstate him for the knockout stages.

 

But Hyypia wants assurances he still has a role to play before he decides his future.

 

There is a question mark hanging over the future of Danish defender Agger, who is wanted by AC Milan.

 

If Agger goes to Italy, Benitez may want to hold on to Hyypia.

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Sami Hyypia - 700 мача в кариерата си!

 

В съботния мач, когато Ливърпул гостува на Сток С, един играч за когото не се говори толкова често ( но аз лично мисля че заслужава да му се обърне внимание ) ще има възможността да изиграе своя мач под № 700 в кариерата си и № 478 за Ливърпул! На 10 август 2009 г.той ще навърши 10 години в Ливърпуул, от както дебютира на 7 август 1999 година в двубоя срещу Sheffield Wednesday ! Закупен през май същата година, за £2.5 m от холандския Willem II, Сами се очертава като жива легенда за клуба! Честно казано аз самият сам се разгневявал на негови левашки прояви, но трябва да кажа, че през последните сезони е невероятен, забележителен! Стабилен и много добре пласиращ се! Някои не го одобряват, тъй като бил бавен, но Сами притежява рядък усет кога и къде да застане при защитни действия. Той е от малкото защитници, като Рио Фърдинанд например, мислещи на терена и много добри в избиране на позиция. Мисля, че 10 години в един топ-клуб е една чудесна кариера! ... Той, а и цялата защита на Ливърпул под ръководството на Бенитез е много добра. Нещо което не можеше да си види при предшественика Ж. Улие!...

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Абсолютна легенда :yes:

Мисля, че Сами не трябва да бъде продаван където и да е. Дано да завърши кариерата си на Анфийлд :)

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Хюпия: Всеки мач до края на сезона е финал за Ливърпул

 

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Централният бранител на Ливърпул Сами Хюпия обяви, че мърсисайдци няма да търсят нищо друго освен победата в срещата с Уигън утре вечер. Възпитаниците на Рафаел Бенитес са на второ място в класирането на Висшата лига с равни точки и по-лоша голова разлика от Манчестър Юнайтед преди гостуването си на "JJB Stadium". От началото на сезона до момента, всички отбори от лидерите в класирането направиха по няколко грешни стъпки, но Хюпия сподели, че е дошъл този етап от сезона, където само победите имат значение. "Ако искаш да станеш шампион, трябва да се опиташ да спечелиш всички мачове. В момента сме на второ място, което прави задачата ни още по-трудна и победите още по-важни", сподели Хюпия.

 

"Уигън се представиха страхотно на "Анфийлд". Подаваха си топката отлично и бяха много агресивни при затварянето на свободните пространства. Направиха мача много труден за нас, но ние показахме характер, за да го спечелим. Трябва сами да спечелим късмета си. Ако играеш добре, късметът ще бъде на твоя страна", допълни 35-годишният ветеран.

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HYYPIA REVEALS HIS TIP FOR THE FUTURE

 

Sami Hyypia has predicted big things for Under-18s hotshot Lauri Dalla Valle.

 

The 17-year-old striker is held in high regard at the Liverpool Academy and has been a consistent performer in Hughie McAuley's youth side since moving from Finnish outfit Jippo Joensuu in 2007.

 

His fellow countryman Hyypia is in no doubt Dalla Valle has the potential to make a name for himself at Anfield - a great endorsement of his talents considering it comes from the Finland captain himself.

 

"One of the names for the future is Lauri Dalla Valle," Hyypia told 'LFC Magazine'.

 

"It seems that the young man has the talent, patience and commitment to do well. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, I think he could go on to do great things.

 

"I first noticed his name in an article in 'Urheilulehti', a Finnish newspaper, where reporters had made a list of the most promising players over there.

 

"He doesn't have a typical Finnish name, which might be one of the reasons why the name stuck in my mind, but I won't be forgetting it now because I had the pleasure of meeting him recently.

 

"I met him and his father and they both understood what a big move this is, especially at that age. It seemed clear to both of them what a big challenge it is to go from an Academy player to a first team player in such a big club."

Със Сами сме на едно мнение - Лаури е бъдещето ;)

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Hyypia: I had just 60 seconds to prepare

Sami Hyypia has revealed how he was given just 60 seconds to ready himself for Liverpool's clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

 

 

 

The Finnish international was originally named amongst the Reds' substitutes, but an injury to Alvaro Arbeloa in the warm-up forced manager Rafael Benitez to draft Hyypia into his defence at the eleventh hour.

 

And, on a day of many positives, Hyypia turned out a commanding performance at the heart of the Liverpool defence.

 

The 35-year-old told the Liverpool Echo: "Five minutes before kick off I did not know that I would be playing but the manager made the decision that I would start one minute before we came out because Arbeloa had a problem with his hamstring.

 

"He felt it in the warm up and they said to me to be ready because maybe I would have to go on but I hadn't really done a good warm up and I was wondering how the first few minutes would go because of that.

 

"But I got into the game quite quickly and it was okay after that.

 

"I've won here before but this was a really good win.

 

"We knew that this game was really important to win because if we'd lost it then the title would have been gone.

 

"It will still be really difficult for us even though we are now closer to the top but at least we have closed the gap a little bit and we will see what happens from here.

 

"The one thing I can definitely say is that we will keep fighting until the end.

 

"We want to finish this season really well and pick up as many points as we can to get the highest possible place we can in the league."

 

За Сами не се каза почти нищо след мача, докато според мен бе един от героите в тази среща. :respekt:

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Hyypia: I had just 60 seconds to prepare

Sami Hyypia has revealed how he was given just 60 seconds to ready himself for Liverpool's clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

 

 

 

The Finnish international was originally named amongst the Reds' substitutes, but an injury to Alvaro Arbeloa in the warm-up forced manager Rafael Benitez to draft Hyypia into his defence at the eleventh hour.

 

And, on a day of many positives, Hyypia turned out a commanding performance at the heart of the Liverpool defence.

 

The 35-year-old told the Liverpool Echo: "Five minutes before kick off I did not know that I would be playing but the manager made the decision that I would start one minute before we came out because Arbeloa had a problem with his hamstring.

 

"He felt it in the warm up and they said to me to be ready because maybe I would have to go on but I hadn't really done a good warm up and I was wondering how the first few minutes would go because of that.

 

"But I got into the game quite quickly and it was okay after that.

 

"I've won here before but this was a really good win.

 

"We knew that this game was really important to win because if we'd lost it then the title would have been gone.

 

"It will still be really difficult for us even though we are now closer to the top but at least we have closed the gap a little bit and we will see what happens from here.

 

"The one thing I can definitely say is that we will keep fighting until the end.

 

"We want to finish this season really well and pick up as many points as we can to get the highest possible place we can in the league."

 

За Сами не се каза почти нищо след мача, докато според мен бе един от героите в тази среща. :respekt:

 

За Сами няма какво да се говори.Той говори достатъчно с играта си!

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Винаги , когато го виждам да се връща с характерните си дълги крачки обратно в защита след включване напред си казвам все едно и също :" Орелът се завръща в гнездото си !"За Сами едно нещо никога няма да свърши и то е любовта на феновете и той го знае , пък и сам си я е заслужил !

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За Сами едно нещо никога няма да свърши и то е любовта на феновете и той го знае , пък и сам си я е заслужил !

По-точно казано от това няма на къде. "Легенда" е слаба дума за играч като него :good:

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Хупия: Ще се борим докрай и ще чакаме грешки на Юнайтед

 

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Финландският защитник на Ливърпул Сами Хупия вярва, че "червените" все още имат шанс да триумфират с титлата във Висшата лига на Англия. Мърсисайдци разгромиха с 4:1 водача в Премиърлийг Манчестър Юнайтед на "Олд Трафорд" преди няколко дни и съкратиха преднината на Бербатов и компания в класирането на 4 точки. Тимът на сър Алекс Фъргюсън обаче има и мач по-малко от Ливърпул и Челси, които са с равни точки. Хупия обаче е убеден, че борбата за първото място все още не е решена.

 

"Знаехме, че наистина е много важно да спечелим мача с Юнайтед, защото ако бяхме загубили, нямаше да имаме шанс за титлата. Въпреки че вече сме по-близо до върха, да спечелим титлата продължава да бъде много трудна задача, но поне успяхме да намалим аванса на Манчестър Юнайтед и остава да видим какво ще се случи оттук нататък. Това, което със сигурност мога да кажа е, че ще се борим докрай. Ако не вярваме, че можем да успеем, то по-добре още сега да сложим край на нашия сезон. Трябва да дадем най-доброто от себе си и ако Манчестър Юнайтед загуби точки, трябва да се възползваме от това. Искаме да завършим сезона силно, да спечелим колкото е възможно повече точки и да финишираме на най-високото място в класирането", заяви 35-годишният бранител.

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Футбол: Контузията на Хупия плаши Бенитес

 

31 март 2009 | 19:36 | Агенция "Фокус"

Ливърпул. Финландският централен защитник на Ливърпул Сами Хупия се завърна по-рано в тима, след като получи контузия на коляното в мача на своя национален отбор срещу Уелс. По предварителни прогнози, Хупия има проблеми с връзките, което почти сигурно го вади от мача срещу Фулъм през уикенда.

 

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