Leverkusen boss dreams of Liverpool job

Hyypia was named as permanent Leverkusen manager in May 2012 and has impressed during his time in charge of the Bundesliga side.

But the Finn admits he is keen to return to Liverpool in the future.

“I have two special places in my heart,” Hyypia told Bild. “I was born in Finland. And there the national team coach is the biggest job.

“Liverpool has a different place in my heart.

“I will not say that it is a goal, but after the 10 years that I played there, it would be a dream someday to be Liverpool manager.

“But I live in the here and the now. And that is Bayer Leverkusen, and it is great fun.”