Hyypia urges concentration from Liverpool, and may be there to celebrate...

Sami Hyypia

Sami Hyypia wants his old side to keep their concentration in the final three games of the season, with Liverpool top of the Premier League.

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia has said he will try and find some time to celebrate his old club’s title win if they finish the job, and has urged the side to keep their concentration in the final three games of the campaign.

Hyypia was at Anfield taking part in the Celebration of the 96 game in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster between a side of Liverpool legends from Britain and those from abroad.

Speaking after the game, which finished 2-2, Hyypia said: “Of course, it’s a massive thing but to be too happy too early, or too satisfied too early, that’s a big mistake. So the boys have to concentrate for a few games more, and then I’ll try to find some time to come and celebrate the title as well.”

Liverpool currently sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League and are clear favourites to end their 24 year wait for a league title.

The Finn came close to winning the title on two occasions with the Reds but missed out in 2002 and 2009 as the club finished second to Arsenal and Manchester United respectively.

However, he did win every other trophy available during his ten seasons at the club, after he was signed by Gerard Houllier in 1999 from Willem II for £2.5m.

The ex-defender was part of the side that won the treble of the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup in 2001 and the Champions League winning side from 2005. He also lifted the League Cup in 2003, and FA Cup in 2006.

The current side under Brendan Rodgers has a greater opportunity to be crowned champions than any of the sides Hyypia was part of, as they never found themselves in this position with only a handful of games remaining. 

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