Hyypia - Reds didn't panic

Liverpool defender happy with away goal

Sami Hyypia felt it was important Liverpool did not panic after falling behind to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.
Emmanuel Adebayor headed the Gunners into a 23rd-minute lead in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday evening.

But Liverpool were level just minutes later when Dirk Kuyt turned home a low cross from Reds captain Steven Gerrard.
The away goal makes last season's runners-up favourites to progress to the semi-finals ahead of next week's return meeting at Anfield.

Hyypia was happy with Liverpool's response to conceding a goal and admits the priority was grabbing an away goal, even if it arrived on the final whistle.


"We always knew that we shouldn't panic, even if they scored," Hyypia told Sky Sports News.
"If we scored the goal in the 90th minute or something, that's still the away goal.
"It was important not to panic."