Finnish defender Sami Hyypia has agreed a new deal to stay at Liverpool until 2008, the English Premier League have confirmed.

“We have been talking for a few weeks and I had no hesitation in committing my future to Rafael Benitez,” the 31-year-old told Liverpool’s website.

“Everybody wants to play for Liverpool Football Club at the moment and it’s an honour to say that I will be here for at least another three years.

“I have won every single medal at the club apart from the Premiership and it would be very nice if I could win that within the next three years.”