Michael Owen 'gutted' for former Liverpool team-mate Sami Hyypia

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The ex-Liverpool defender resigned as Brighton boss yesterday.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen is 'gutted' for his old team-mate Sami Hyypia after his resignation as Brighton boss.

Hyypia lasted four months of the Championship season at the Amex Stadium but the side slipped into the relegation zone and the former Liverpool man had no option but to resign yesterday.

Hyypia oversaw 22 league matches at Brighton but was only able to win three.

And Owen, who played alongside the Finn at Anfield, has expressed his disappointment on the 41-year-old's behalf.

"Gutted for my old mate Sami Hyypia losing his job at Brighton although for a team with eyes on promotion at the outset, results had to be better," the ex-Liverpool striker wrote on Sportlobster.

Along with the former Liverpool striker, Brighton forward (on loan from Fulham) Darren Bent also paid tribute to Hyypia's work during his time at the Seagulls.

A 'very sad' Kemy Agustien, meanwhile, took to Twitter to admit the players now need to take responsibility for their side's plight.

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