Sami hints at return

In his final week at Liverpool, defender Sami Hyypia has revealed that he hopes his Anfield days aren’t fully over, hinting that he would one day like to return to the club as a coach.

After 10 years on Merseyside, Hyypia, 35, will leave the Reds after playing his final game for the club this Sunday against Tottenham at home. He has signed a 2 year deal with German side Bayer Leverkusen, where he looks set to end his career.

But the big Finn could well be back before we know it.

“I’d like to come back to Liverpool one day as a coach, and it was great to hear the manager would like me to return,” said Hyypia.

“Coaching has always been in my mind, but I have to take my badges first. I haven’t done that yet because I want to keep playing, and I thought at this stage it would be a burden.

“But at the end of my playing career I’ll look to take the badges and then see. I’ve so many memories of Liverpool, and really would love to return one day.

“I think it will only be after I’ve finally left that I’ll be able to sit back and realise what we’ve done in my 10 years. It’s hard to take in now. It is nice to be remembered here.”

Hyypia’s last game ‘“ Liverpool vs Tottenham ‘“ kicks off at 4pm this Sunday, 24th May.