“I’m going Sami Hyypia over Mo Salah…”
You’d must look fairly far to discover a Liverpool fan who sees Sami Hyypia as a greater signing than Mohamed Salah however that’s what Jamie Carragher believes.
The previous Crimson picked his former teammate as Liverpool’s greatest signing within the Premier League period, forward of the likes of Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Luis Suarez.
Hyypia joined Liverpool from Willem II for £2.6million in 1999 and was on the membership for ten years.
He performed an enormous half in Liverpool’s treble successful season, which noticed them raise the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001 and was the membership captain between 2002-03.
The Fin is effectively considered by many Kopites however he might by no means get Liverpool to win the Premier League, one thing Salah, Van Dijk and Robertson have all finished.
So why is Hyypia Liverpool’s greatest signing of the Premier League period?
Carragher defined: “This isn’t who the very best participant is, that is pound-for-pound.
“And the rationale Hyypia is on that checklist is as a result of once I consider the place Liverpool had been in 1999, they had been a group ending sixth and seventh within the league.
“That group was referred to as a weak group, bought bullied. He [Hyypia] got here in and over the following ten years, he was by no means injured, and Liverpool went from a smooth contact to a group that was mentally and bodily very sturdy and he was a large a part of that.
“The success we had with Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez was constructed on defence. It was constructed on solidity and that was constructed on his signing.
“The worth tag, the by no means being injured, the ten years of service and the trophies that he received, that’s why he’s prime.”