Top 10: Greatest defenders of the Premier League era

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Hyypia was fantastic at Liverpool
Hyypia was fantastic at Liverpool.

8. Sami Hyypia

There were doubts over Sami Hyypia’s ability when he first arrived at Liverpool in 1999, but the former Finland international blossomed into one of the Reds’ greatest ever defenders after forming a brilliant defensive partnership with Stephane Henchoz, who wasn’t a bad defender himself.

Hyypia, though, was the more accomplished centre-back of the duo - and during his 10-year spell at Anfield, he won 10 trophies, including two FA Cups, a UEFA Cup and the 2005 Champions League.

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