Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says Sami Hyypia will go down as one of the club's true greats.

He told the Daily Post: "I've been saying it for years, Sami will go down in history alongside the likes of Ron Yeats, Alan Hansen and Emlyn Hughes.

"When you think of the foreign players who have played in this country, for me Sami is up there with Dennis Bergkamp and Gianfranco Zola.

"Not many players have come to the Premiership from abroad and played for just one club for as long as Sami has and in all the time he's been at Liverpool you could probably count his bad performances on the fingers of one hand."