Boss Hyypia in hopeful mood
Sami Hyypia returns to Old Trafford on Tuesday night hoping his experience with Bayer Leverkusen is more like his best day against Manchester United rather than his worst. A veteran of a decade's service at Liverpool, Hyypia has plenty of experience on the ground which will mark his debut as a Champions League manager. Indeed, his final start as a Liverpool player came there, when Fernando Torres inspired a remarkable 4-1 win.
Signed by Gerard Houllier in 1999, it did not take Hyypia long to recognise the rivalry that existed between Liverpool and United, even if he would prefer to distance himself from it now. "I didn't realise it was quite as fierce as it was though.
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