Jamie Carragher: Why Sami Hyypia is Liverpool’s greatest signing of the Premier League period and extra vital than the likes of Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk

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“I’m going Sami Hyypia over Mo Salah…”

You’d need to 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.

Sami Hyypia has been Liverpool’s best signing of the Premier League era, believes Jamie Carragher

Sami Hyypia has been Liverpool’s greatest signing of the Premier League period, believes Jamie Carragher

The previous Pink 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 profitable 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 properly considered by many Kopites however he may by no means get Liverpool to win the Premier League, one thing Salah, Van Dijk and Robertson have all performed.

Salah has been Liverpool’s top scorer every season since he joined in 2017

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Salah has been Liverpool’s high scorer each season since he joined in 2017

So why is Hyypia Liverpool’s greatest signing of the Premier League period?

Carragher defined: “This isn’t who one of the best participant is, that is pound-for-pound.

“And the rationale Hyypia is on that listing is as a result of after I consider the place Liverpool had been in 1999, they had been a staff ending sixth and seventh within the league.

“That staff was generally known as a weak staff, acquired bullied. He [Hyypia] got here in and over the following ten years, he was by no means injured, and Liverpool went from a tender contact to a staff that was mentally and bodily very sturdy and he was a large a part of that.

Hyypia won two FA Cups, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup and Champions League in a decade at Liverpool

Hyypia gained two FA Cups, two League Cups, a UEFA Cup and Champions League in a decade at Liverpool

“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 value tag, the by no means being injured, the ten years of service and the trophies that he gained, that’s why he’s high.”