Jamie Carragher: No-one knew anything about this Liverpool signing

LIVERPOOL aren’t likely to strengthen their defence – but Jamie Carragher has recalled one time they did.

When the Reds bought Sami Hyypia from Willem II for £2.6m in 1999, the Kop legend has revealed NO-ONE knew him!

But Hyypia went on to become a legend, playing more than 400 games for the club in his 10 years at Anfield.

Speaking on a Sky Sports programme celebrating his career, Carragher said: “I was at centre-back under Gerard Houllier when he initially arrived and after 12 months he made big changes to the club.Jamie Carragher , SamI Hyypia

“He brought in two centre-backs at the time. I was 19 or 20, a kid really.

“Stephane Henchoz from Blackburn, who we knew well from Blackburn was a top defender.

“And then Sami Hyypia, from the Dutch league, who no-one knew anything about.

“Within two or three games we knew we’d bought a top, top centre-back.”

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