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Hyypia thrilled with new Liverpool contract

Sami Hyypia is delighted to have signed his new Liverpool contract.

"I'm delighted that everyone wants me to stay here," he told liverpoolfc.tv. "I have a good relationship with everyone at the club, the fans and the players, so it would have been a big wrench for me to leave.

"But I wasn't thinking about it too much. The most important thing for me was to concentrate on the games and if I played well then maybe the club would want me to stay.

"I would have had some options to go elsewhere but everything here has been great and I have enjoyed everything about my time here.

"It's not so common for a foreign player in this country to spend ten years at one club so I am delighted to stay with this great club.

"We will see what next year brings. I will keep working hard and keep myself fit and whenever the manager needs me I will be there."

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