Sami Hyypia has once again spoken of how special it would be to one day have the chance to manager Liverpool after spending a decade at the club as a player.

The former Liverpool defender is currently excelling in a managerial position with Byer Leverkusen who are second in the Bundesliga table and just one behind table topping Manchester United in their Champions League group.

Hyypia will be hoping his side can upset United this evening when the Premier League champions travel to Germany, something that would only further endear him to Liverpool supporters.

Having become a firm fan favourite during his ten-year stay at Anfield and helped the club win the Champions League in 2005, he once again admitted that he would like to one day step into the managerial hotseat at Liverpool.

"Many people have asked me - 'Where would I want to manage?'," Hyypia told his former defensive partner Jamie Carragher when speaking to Sky Sports.

"There are two special places for me; I was at Liverpool for 10 years so that would be great. That doesn't mean it's a target - but it would be something special.

"And I come from Finland - and the Finnish national coach is the biggest job there. It's also not a target but it would be great."

The Liverpool job is unlikely to be available for some time as Brendan Rodgers continues to excel, leading the club to second in the table after 12 league games. But few managers in the Premier League are safe and fortunes can change quickly.

Should Hyypia continue to impress at Bayer Leverkusen then it is likely his name will continued to be linked with a return to Merseyside.