Robbie Fowler (on his return to Anfield in 2006) I feel like a kid waking up on Christmas morning every day now! It’s fantastic and it’s something that I have wanted to happen for such a long time.
Gerard Houllier Quotes
There are those who say maybe I should forget about football. Maybe I should forget about breathing.
As Arnold Schwarzenegger said – `I’ll be back’
Football is my oxygen.
We don’t destroy our heroes today when we worshipped them yesterday.
2001 Season Quotes
Alan Hansen: (Half time in UEFA Cup Final, Lpool lead 3-1) There is no way the second half can be as entertaining as the first.
Terry McDermott: I think they’ve got to go and win a European Cup and then they can be put in the same bracket as the 1984 team.
Michael Owen: It was a late goal but better late than never. It was a case of not giving up. You can go for nearly 90 minutes and not score then it happens. That’s what makes it all worthwhile. I was pleased with the first goal. It reminded me of the the goal against Romania in the World Cup. And for the second, well a lot of people questioned my left foot but I think I’ve now got double figures with my left foot.
Gary Mac: (After FA Cup Final) When you have Michael Owen in your side that is what can happen. He’s a very special player.
Phil Thompson (Referring to Frank De Boer’s ‘boring’ comments) Nobody likes being criticised, particularly by players who will be in Disneyland this summer on their holidays rather than the World Cup in Japan’
Bill Shankly’s famous words of wisdom
I want to build a team that’s invincible, so that they have to send a team from bloody Mars to beat us!
To a young Liverpool player: The trouble with you, son, is that your brains are all in your head and not in your feet.
On mind over matter: I told this player.. listen son, you haven’t broken your leg.. it’s all in you MIND!
On the fans: The word fanatic has been used many times.. I think it’s more than fanaticism. It’s a religion to them. The thousands who come here, come to worship.. it’s a sort of shrine, it isn’t a football ground.
On This Is Anfield sign: It’s there to remind our lads who they’re playing for and to remind the opposition who they’re playing against!
In his pre-match build up: If you’re in the penalty area and aren’t quite sure what to do with the ball, stick it in the net and we’ll discuss your options afterwards!
To Tommy Smith: Take that bandage off! And what do you mean YOUR knee? It’s LIVERPOOL’S knee!
About Merseyside rivals Everton: If Everton were playing at the bottom of my garden, i’d shut the curtains.
To a young Liverpool player: If you are first, you are first. If you are second.. …you are nothing.
To some reporters: All players are born. Anyone who tells you that they can make players are very stupid people.
On referees: The trouble with football referees is that they know the rules but they don’t know the game!
To a reporter: I always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside… Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves.
Other LFC players and managers
Paul Ince: I love tackling, it’s better than sex!
Kevin Keegan: They compare Steve McManaman to Steve Heighway and he’s nothing like him, but I can see why – it’s because he’s a bit different.
Kevin Keegan on The Kop: The only thing I fear is missing an open goal in front of the Kop. I would die if that were to happen. When they start singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ my eyes start to water. There have been times when I’ve actually been crying while I’ve been playing.
Ray Clemence: Sometimes I feel I’m hardly wanted in this Liverpool team. If I get two or three saves to make I’ve had a busy day.
John Toshack: “I dont like champagne, I dont smoke cigars, I havent any real jewellery at all, apart from the 8 pieces of gold I picked up at anfield, the most important relationship at a football club is not between the manager and the chairman, but the players and the fans”