Ex-Liverpool defender Hyypia sacked as Bayer Leverkusen coach

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia has been sacked by Bayer Leverkusen.

Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia has been sacked by Bayer Leverkusen.

The Bundesliga club says in a statement that the former Liverpool defender is being released 'with immediate effect' following Friday's 2-1 loss at relegation-threatened Hamburger SV.

Leverkusen previously drew with bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig and is in danger of losing fourth place with both Wolfsburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach in a position to overtake on Saturday.

 
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