Liverpool FC Twitter: Sami Hyypia Professional Retirement

As we are already aware news breaks pretty quickly using different forms of social media and social networking, one of them is Twitter. We have recently reported on how Wayne Rooney has joined the social network and also about how he has been talking about the new FIFA 12 game but now we have some other news for you.

As revealed on Liverpool FC’s Twitter, Sami Hyypia has retired from professional football. The rugged centre back hails from Finland and on many occasions captained Liverpool to victory in the Premiership UEFA Cup and also in the Champions League. He was a loyal servant to the club for many years and formed a great centre-back partnership with Stephane Henchoz that many people will remember.

The 6ft 5in centre-back joined Liverpool FC back in 1999 and played all the way through until the summer of 2009 when he was snapped up by Bayer Leverkusen and played there since. Now he will go on to be the assistant manager for Bayer Leverkusen and with his vast experience of the game and winning medals he is undoubtedly an asset to the Bundesliga side.

There’s a great page over on ESPN that details the player’s footballing career by each season telling us all his achievements, goals and appearances, you can view it on this link. You can also read more Sami Hyypia related news through this Twitter search.

What is your best memory of Sami Hyypia? Did Liverpool fans miss him when he left as that’s a big hole to fill? Tell us in the comments section below.