“I’m going Sami Hyypia via Mo Salah …”
You’d have to look pretty far to find a Liverpool fan who sees former defender Sami Hyypia as a better signing than Mohamed Salah, but Jamie Carragher thinks so.
Hyypia was Liverpool’s best signing in the Premier League, according to Carragher
The former Red picked his teammate as Liverpool’s best signing in the Premier League era ahead of Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Luis Suarez.
Hyypia joined Liverpool from Willem II in 1999 for £ 2.6million and spent ten years at the club.
He played a major role in Liverpool’s three-time winning season, winning the 2001 League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup, and was the club’s captain between 2002 and 2003.
The Finn is well thought out by many Kopiten but he has never been able to get Liverpool to win the Premier League, which Salah, Van Dijk and Robertson have all done.
Salah has been Liverpool’s top scorer every season since joining Liverpool
Why is Hyypia Liverpool’s best signing in the Premier League?
Carragher stated, “This is not the best player, this is pound for pound.
“And the reason Hyypia is on this list is because when I think of where Liverpool were in 1999, they were a team that finished sixth and seventh in the league.
“This team was known to be a weak team and was bullied. [Hyypia] came in and for the next decade he was never injured, and Liverpool went from a gentle touch to a team that were very strong mentally and physically, and he was a massive part of it.
Hyypia won two FA Cups, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup and a Champions League in a decade in Liverpool
“The success we had with Gerard Houllier and Rafael Benitez was based on defense. It was built on solidity and that was built on its signature.
“The award, the uninjured, the ten years of service and the trophies he’s won, that’s why he’s the best.”