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We’ve collected the best Liverpool Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Fred, Dillian Whyte, Philippe Coutinho, John W. Henry, Tony Bellew. Use them as an inspiration.

Personally, I’m happy how I played in my first ‘clasico’ against Liverpool.
It was at a gym near Liverpool Street. I came off the street – I was just a kid – and I was just excited about getting to punch someone in the face.
When a big player leaves, a big player leaves. You’re at a big club like Liverpool, another big player will come in the future.
Boston had the first public library, Liverpool had the first lending library. Both cities have pioneered medical advancements during the decades and both have the largest economic powers in the world exactly 213 miles to the south by car.
I knew about boxing, as my dad could fight. He had a successful security firm in Liverpool, and I’d see him come back from a jog before shadow boxing in the back yard. I’d watch and replicate what he was doing, as kids do. It’s funny how things turn out.
I’ve always liked Liverpool. I’d play a lot of video games, and I’d be them, because they played in red, like Independiente, my first club, Arsenal, or Chelsea.
Sergio Aguero
I’m not going to another club to hurt Liverpool.
Liverpool are a very good team everybody knows that and I am proud to be part of Liverpool.
I was close to John simply because I liked him as a person. He liked me as a person. We spent a lot of times at one another’s houses back in Liverpool. We spent a lot of time together in Germany.
Pete Best
When the Red Sox spent $300million on Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, Liverpool fans were irate. It actually should have been Boston fans.
Liverpool is one of the superpowers of world football.
When you play for Liverpool, there’s always pressure, pressure to perform, expectation. Of course, that’s the reason why you want to go there.
As long as possible, I want to have that relationship with Liverpool, to be a Liverpool player. To say I have done that for the whole of my career is something I have dreamed of being able to say.
Nobody at Liverpool questions the manager. Jurgen Klopp is a top, top manager.
Each time I watch a Liverpool game, I feel something special, especially whenever it’s at Anfield, because it brings back great memories.
I will always support the team and the club. That’s why I am a Liverpool player and I am grateful for the support I get from the fans. It’s always nice to see and hear they are behind you.
There was interest from a lot of clubs, not just Manchester United, but as soon as I knew Liverpool were interested, I just felt it was the right club with the right coach. It was right for me to come here.
John Barnes was my idol growing up and he’s the reason I’ve supported Liverpool. I play nothing like him, though!
The intensity of the football and how the people live football in Liverpool – it is not a usual.
Sadio Mane is an excellent player. Before I came to Liverpool, I saw him on TV, and I liked him a lot.
When I went in to Liverpool, my job in the first season was to cut the budget. You only need to look at the players who left. Maxi Rodriguez, Alberto Aquilani, Pepe Reina.
It was important for me, when I left a club like Liverpool, to one, have a breather, but then my next job, I needed pressure. And there’s a pressure at Celtic. It’s a huge club; there’s an expectancy to win every game.
We play for Liverpool. It is always our intention to win. All the players here want to compete at the top and win. The manager does not have to say to us, ‘We want to win a trophy.’
The great thing about coming from where I come from – Liverpool and my family – is that we’re very close. I have a great relationship with my siblings and their kids.
I always got a kick out of it when they called it the California Sound because it really came out of Liverpool and Greenwich Village.
There are only two or three places in Britain with Catholic and Protestant cathedrals,and Liverpool is one. My wife Montse and I like to go to both of them.
I’m looking forward to the intensity of football and how the people live football in Liverpool. It’s a special club.
My family was going back to England to visit my mother‘s grandmother, who was very ill. We went up to Liverpool and I met my great-aunt, who was just a force of nature. She was an elocution teacher and a huge enthusiast for theater and the classics. I took her amateur acting class, and she was really impressed with me.
The coaching staff expected us to show up on time, give it our all and leave nothing out there. By all means play hard but work harder. That was part of the Liverpool Way.
At Brondby, we had Daniel Agger, who came up from the youth. He had two years in the team, and then we sold him to Liverpool for nearly £7 million, which is a lot of money in Denmark. As a manager, that gives you even greater satisfaction that winning something as a player.
Not playing for Liverpool would hurt me more than not playing for England.
I come from a family of teasers myself. My grandfather was from Liverpool, and he had a dry sense of humor, and he would tease us terribly. My brother Beau was so skilled in his teasing that he could get a rise out of me by simply pointing at me.
Divock Origi isn’t going to win Liverpool leagues, no disrespect. If he was better than Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino, he’d be playing every week.
To score a goal for Liverpool is always special but the fact it was for the first team makes it even better.
I was a Liverpool fan as a kid.
Xabi embraced life in Liverpool.
Hopefully I will have a long career at Liverpool.
People in Liverpool don’t move very far, you know.
Why didn’t I stay at Liverpool after having achieved what I wanted to do: to play, score, and of course to relaunch my career? I cannot answer that. It is better to put the question to Gerard Houllier because I really wanted to stay.
The life of Liverpool is commerce; it is a city of warehouses and shops.
Katharine Lee Bates
I love Asbury Park. It’s like the Liverpool of America.
When you manage Liverpool, you know the Manchester United job is gone.
I had better offers financially but from the first day I said I want to come to Liverpool.
When I was young, I didn’t know a lot about Liverpool, but when I was coming here, my father told me about the history of the club.
Every week I look at Liverpool and hope they win.
For me, what makes Liverpool special is that they are a team that works very well on the lines, very compact, in which everyone attacks and defends.
Be prepared for every eventuality, both at Liverpool Football Club and in life.
There is a big emphasis at Liverpool to have an academy that brings through young players.
I just want to win and carrying on winning for Liverpool.
My family are too grounded, and I will go home to visit. I always need my dose of Liverpool to keep me grounded.
I gave 100 per cent, 100 per cent of the time I played for Liverpool. Five years, I did everything I could possibly do. I love this club, but it is time for a new adventure.
I had the best three years of my career at Liverpool.
The only thing I want is the respect of the fans of Liverpool and the fans of the national team of Uruguay.
It’s a different playing style than at Monaco; there were two of us in midfield there, and here at Liverpool, there’s three.
In Brazil, the one who wears 10 constructs the attacks. That is what I will try to do here. The number I have at Liverpool does not give me any added pressure. The pressure I have is to play well and do my best for the team. I know that I am representing a huge club, and I want to enjoy my football.
Liverpool is a club with a big, big, big history, and all the clubs in the world have a big history if the present is not too successful. If you have never had success, then nobody knows how it is, but in Liverpool, everybody knows how it was.
You want to be able to look back and feel you were part of Liverpool’s great history – win something here, and they will always remember you.
From the moment I first spoke with him, I knew that I wanted to join Liverpool. I fell for Klopp – hook, line, and sinker.
My game is characterised by consistency, and that is what has brought me to Liverpool and helped me grow and develop. I like to make simple saves. I don’t make saves for the camera.
I want to thank the Arsenal fans who’ve always supported me. But I can’t apologise for my decision to leave. I want to get more out of myself. I felt the main thing was taking myself out of my comfort zone. That’s why Liverpool shouted out for me.
When I was 11, I was invited to be a ballboy at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea played Liverpool. I was a Liverpool fan, so I was gutted that they lost 2-0. Afterwards, I was introduced to the players – I found it terrifying.
From the first time I saw them, I knew they weren’t just five dirty little boys from Liverpool without an education.
Football-wise, I help with my 12-year-old and his team, and I play football on a Friday with my mates and that’s about it. I always look out for results at Rovers and Southampton mainly, and I go and watch Liverpool when I can.
Liverpool has always made me brave, choice-wise. It was never a city that criticised anyone for taking a chance.
I think at a club like Liverpool you always feel a bit of pressure. You should. But it doesn’t bother me.
I try to be as fit as I can, eating well and sleeping well, because I know how intense it is here in the Premier League, especially when you play big games like Liverpool or Tottenham.
Finishing in the top four for Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United was easier before, but now it’s getting much more difficult with the emergence of teams like Manchester City.
When you are at a club like Liverpool, it is not a club that you want to walk away from.
Since I signed for Liverpool, my dad has spoken to me a lot about how much he loved them.
Chelsea is a big club with fantastic players; every manager wants to coach a such a big team. But I would never take that job, in respect for my former team at Liverpool, no matter what.
When I was small, my local team actually played in Liverpool kits.
I consider Liverpool my home, and it will always be like that. It’s what they say: once a Red, always a Red.
Pepe Reina
I’m not a Liverpool supporter.
I was born in Liverpool in England, and I lived there for the first nine years of my life.
There is something special which rides on a game between Liverpool and United.
Any goalkeeper that’s going to play for Liverpool is going to be looked at and scrutinised – every shot, everything about it is going to be scrutinised.
When you’re at a club like Liverpool, it’s always about what you can do with the ball.
My two boys, Henri and Freddie don’t really know much about Liverpool! They’ve got Wolves kits and come to all the games. They sing the songs, it’s great.
A club like Liverpool has to be involved in Europe, whether it is the Europa League or Champions League.
Pepe Reina
When Jurgen Klopp came to Liverpool I was ecstatic. I knew his pedigree and what he did at Borussia Dortmund. What a job he did there.
We have to go into every game with the same mentality as we have for Liverpool. It can be different playing against Burnley to Liverpool. I understand for the fans it’s different but, for us, it can’t be because the result we want is the same and nothing else.
Liverpool followed me for a long time. When I arrived in the offices there, they showed me cassettes of me in the Under-15s. Everyone knew me. I couldn’t believe it.
As a Liverpool boy, it is impossible not to think of the Beatles‘ question, ‘Will you still need me when I’m 64?’
It’s not easy when you lose Flamini, Hleb, Senderos, Gilberto, and Lehmann. When you lose all these players – and Flamini, for me, was the best player last year – it’s really difficult to compete against Chelsea, Man United, or Liverpool.
Liverpool had a lot of success under Rafa Benitez, and that is difficult for anyone to follow.
Liverpool FC is a great club, and the fans are amongst the best in the world.
The ‘Sodajerker’ podcast is the work of Liverpool songwriting duo Simon Barber and Brian O’Connor.
If Man United and Liverpool fans feel better by calling me a black monkey in my messages… feel free to carry on if it makes your day better.
I’m very happy and satisfied at Liverpool. I feel valued and respected.
Pepe Reina
I wanted to leave Dortmund in Dortmund and not think about spending time with Jurgen when I chose a new club. That was partly a reason for me not to go to Liverpool.
Liverpool give young players a good opportunity.
Liverpool and London are two places I looked upon as home.
Liverpool is no different to any other city in the country for footballers. If you are famous and people know you have money, there will always be someone who wants to make a name for themselves.
The only thing I regret is not winning the Premier League with Liverpool. I’ll never know how that feels and experience the reaction of the city, as I did after Istanbul. It hurts because I know the people want the league title more than anything.
I recently started my own NP17 Academy within Liverpool Community College, which gives 16-19-year-old girls an opportunity to embark on a sports career, whether it be as a coach, player, physio, or nutritionist.
I was in Liverpool city center and I thought I broke one of my toes, just by jumping on buses. I put my arm in the door on the outside, and the bus just drives away with me naked.
Mark Roberts
Eight is a number I always liked. It’s also the number my dad wore when he played football, so it’s special to me. I am aware that it’s a big number here at Liverpool, and I am very excited to wear it.
And so we went away to play, and we’d come back to Liverpool. And while we were doing this – ‘cuz we did it for two years. And then we’d go to Germany, and that’s where I met the Beatles.
I’ve got big ambitions, and so do Liverpool, and now I’m playing in the biggest league in the world.
I like Liverpool. I like the club, and I like the fans. The people appreciate me. That’s the most important thing.
A. L. Vijay asked if I could dance, and I just said yes. I didn’t tell him the only dancing I had done was on nights out in Liverpool. He said he would arrange workshops and help me with the scripts and the language. He liked the fact that I was English but had an Indian look.
You will always be judged as a Liverpool player but, as a captain, you will be judged on what you win, basically. If you’re doing well, and the team is winning everything, you become a very good captain.
Liverpool will always buy good players, even if they already have good players. That’s normal. I think it has to be normal for a club like Liverpool because that means you’re a big club.
I suppose people lost interest in me when I left Liverpool; but it wasn’t me who left, it was other people who left me. If people had continued to follow me, they would have seen my two good seasons in Turkey which caught the attention of Besiktas and Galatasaray.
It was a difficult decision to leave Liverpool but I knew it was something I had to do to get playing regularly and improve.
I love playing for Liverpool, I am proud to wear the shirt.
When you hear Liverpool want you, you call your agent back in about five seconds.
Liverpool is a great club.
Learning to be a Liverpool player comes with experience.
I’m a chilled out guy from Liverpool.
I think the greatest goal I’ve ever scored is the one against Liverpool. It was amazing for me, and it really made my name in the Manchester team.
In England, football is a big thing to talk about, but Liverpool, it’s a special place. You feel it when you make your first step.
I think that Liverpool’s particular modern history lends itself to the cinema better than London in many ways. When you go to Liverpool, you absorb that whole sound and humour.
I’ve been in the position where Liverpool needed to win on the last day to reach the Champions League. In May 2000, we needed to beat Bradford, who were fighting to avoid relegation, at Valley Parade but lost an awful game 1-0.
My favourite team is Liverpool. My favourite player is Michael Owen, and I would like to play there.
As a performing group, the Beatles began by playing old rock favorites, for dancing, to tough audiences in Liverpool and Hamburg. When they began writing seriously, they discovered that they couldn’t compose in the early American rock tradition.
I like the way Luis Suarez plays. When I was growing up, I was a Liverpool fan, and I watched a lot of him when he came to Liverpool. He did a really good job.
The stature of Liverpool means they want to win trophies.
A lot of my family follow Liverpool, including my dad Tero and my uncle. In Finland I would say Liverpool is the biggest team, it started in the 1980s with the games on the TV. And then obviously they have had two Finland legends in Jari Litmanen and Sami Hyypia.
Leaving Liverpool was the toughest decision I had to make in football because I was in an exemplary club, a proper football club, with a lovely and sharing stadium that meant a lot of things to me. The fans are the best in the world, no doubt about that, and I was comfortable there.
In Rome, I was already trying to help in shaping the game, but the style was a little bit different to what we do at Liverpool.
I don’t think people can imagine a Liverpool team without Gerrard. It is like Raul at Real Madrid and Puyol at Barcelona. They are a rare breed, these types of players.
Liverpool is a great club, and we have to put Liverpool back in the Champions League.
I love Liverpool – it’s a great city to live in.
I played at Anfield twice when I was with Stoke and it’s a hard place to go, we all know that Liverpool is one of the best teams in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp is the perfect role model. He has won so much at Liverpool and for Borussia Dortmund but also he worked for a long period at Mainz 05.
Liverpool are one of the greats in Europe, and being able to be part of the history of such a great club is gratifying to me.
I hate my name. Especially In Liverpool, when they say Hey, Reet… ‘ it sounds even worse. I don’t think of myself as Rita Tushingham, but my mother’d have a fit if I changed it.
It is obviously wonderful to be linked with a club with the history of Liverpool.
I wasn’t getting a lot of game-time at Liverpool, you guys could see that. I was just playing cup games and stuff like that.
Rhian Brewster
When I think of how special Anfield is and how special Liverpool is, everywhere around the world everyone is talking about Liverpool, it is because of the fan base.
I guess, as a young girl growing up in Liverpool in the ’80s, when unemployment was high, my ideal job would have been to have been Minister for Employment to see, can you solve these problems? Can you get people into work?
There are times when I watch Jurgen Klopp leaping around after Liverpool have scored and I think to myself: ‘I wish that was me.’
For me, I can’t see Liverpool without him because he’s just been there since I was a kid. I had him on the back of my shirt. He’s always been on the team every time I’ve watched Liverpool. It’s going to be really weird next season, a Steven Gerrard-less Liverpool side.
I have improved since I joined Liverpool.
I want to thank my two English clubs: Liverpool for bringing me to the Premier League and Chelsea for the trophies I won.
My granddad used to mind me at weekends, and if the game was on, and you wanted to get across the room, you had to crawl under the TV. So I’ve always been a Liverpool fan, and meeting Steven Gerrard was massive for me. He knew who I was before we’d even said hello!
I feel as though I have established myself at Liverpool and I am enjoying it.
When the chance came to join a great club like Liverpool, I weighed up my options and it was obviously the best move for me.
When Liverpool came in, it was one of those situations that I just wanted to get up the M6 as quick as possible, sign on the dotted line, and get to work.
The Premier League is the best competition in the world, and it’s not easy to win a league with great teams like Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, and Arsenal as rivals.
Liverpool are a massive club with a big history that has won many trophies over the years, and as soon as I was told of the possibility to come here, and I knew the manager wanted me, I said yes.
I’ve lived in Liverpool, London, Belfast, Germany, Coventry, Dorset, and Cyprus.
Our goal in Liverpool is to create the kind of stability that the Red Sox enjoy. We are committed to building for the long term.
For me, there is only one club in England, and that’s Liverpool.
Because we were all from Liverpool, we favored people who were street people.
I was sold by Middlesbrough to Liverpool for a record fee between two English clubs and then won European Cups at Anfield, but I couldn’t have been prepared for Rangers. I was a fan as a kid and attended a lot of European nights at Ibrox. I knew the club were big. But not how big.
To follow in the footsteps of Dirk Kuyt would be sensational. He triumphed at Feyenoord and has had great success at Liverpool.
My wife is from Copenhagen and her father has been a huge Liverpool supporter since the early 1960s.
I could say Liverpool is the first big club I will play for. It’s a massive chance for me to show what I can do.
Yes, in 1983, I had the opportunity to sign for Liverpool.
I moved to Liverpool to win trophies.
It disturbs me that Liverpool are not in the Champions League and fighting for the Premier League.
Playing for Wales or making my debut for Liverpool, it was excitement, a feeling of freedom even.
At a massive club like Liverpool, people will come and go. It is our job to keep the wheels moving and momentum going.
People in Liverpool are very welcoming.
As a kid, I never once dreamt of playing for Liverpool.
When I’m out and about or walking my dogs, United fans are coming up to me saying, ‘We’d rather City win the league than Liverpool.’ It’s strange to hear, but I can assure you the United players aren’t going to leave a red carpet and say, ‘Go on, City, score past us.’
Liverpool is a family, it is not a club, you don’t come in and out of this club without it leaving a mark.
I joined Liverpool in 1978. I was the record signing between English clubs.
I can’t say I am a Liverpool fan. I don’t have a club in England. I just want Klopp to win. If he was coach of another team, I would support them.
My best Champions League moment was when Milan won in 2007 against Liverpool. That was the biggest moment for me in the Champions League.
I actually felt sorry for Liverpool bands like Bunnymen and Wah!, having this immense pressure of following the Beatles. I suppose I responded to that challenge by being nothing like them. I carved my own thing.
Normally in the past whenever Everton have beaten Liverpool, the accusation was that they wanted it a little bit more.
I was still 15 when I met John Lennon at a village fete in Woolton, in Liverpool.
This is hard to say but I think Jurgen Klopp has been a bit blinkered at Liverpool.
I feel relief after the transfer window is closed. I got tired of reading and listening every day about me leaving or staying at Liverpool. Everyone wrote ‘Dejan is here, Dejan is there,’ and they knew nothing!
I have to cause a stir in Liverpool and do my job really well. If I achieve that, then – and that’s what I hope – I will one day get the call from Bundestrainer Joachim Low.
I have played at Liverpool, a special club, grown as a player and won titles.
It’s different from Liverpool. Boston seems to be a friendly place.
Ian Rush
Liverpool will always be a very special place to me.
You don’t like Liverpool: you either loathe it or you love it. And I don’t know anyone who loathes it and comes from it.
Things went so quickly from being a sub in Lille to scoring in the World Cup to signing for Liverpool, but I always had good advice from my parents and my religion to help keep me grounded.
Liverpool stands for unity, Liverpool stands for ‘all together.’
Alisson arrives at Liverpool with much more experience than De Gea had when he first went to United so I don’t think there will be anyone out there who doesn’t feel Alisson shouldn’t be here.
Kenny Dalglish was the greatest to play for Liverpool and Scotland, so for someone like that to sign me was an honour.
Charlie Adam
I don’t want to give this impression that I grew up in Liverpool in a cardboard box in abject poverty, but that didn’t mean there weren’t anxieties in my childhood about money.
I’d like Everton to be known as the better team in Liverpool.
My feeling for Liverpool does not mean I’m tied to them.
I had a good time at Liverpool. They were great lads. The manager had his reasons to keep me on the bench, and at the same time, they were on a good run.
I don’t think any training session can get you ready for a game in the Premier League, never mind playing against Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp will change Liverpool. He is a great coach and in the end his results will prove it. Every moment I had with him is a good memory. He treated me so well, taught so much, even though I was from Japan and not at all famous.
Everyone that plays for Liverpool always stays in the Liverpool family.
England really is the birthplace, the heart and soul of football. If Barcelona had Liverpool’s fans, or Arsenal’s, or United’s, we’d have won 20 Champions Leagues, hahaha!
I am feeling comfortable at Liverpool, and I think that’s important.
Liverpool people are famous for liking clothes and fashion; they are very social and lively people, and we know that they like clothes.
In the Premier League, there is a team above the others. This team is Manchester City. Then there is a very good team, Liverpool.
Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds have successful financial services sectors. There are good universities there which provide great opportunities for local technological innovation. And there are strong multinational and family businesses.
Gerrard is passionate, and he leads from the front. At times, he has lifted Liverpool to great wins almost single-handedly.
Liverpool is my club. I try to follow every game. I still support them, I wish them all the best.
I don’t know one player who doesn’t make a mistake, especially a defender and especially how we play at Liverpool.
Everyone at Liverpool is committed to the club and working as hard as possible.
I have been a big admirer of Coutinho, and he can be a very important player for Liverpool and Brazil.
I think you have to recognise where you are as a player. I knew I had to go out to learn – to sit around at Liverpool wasn’t going to do me any good.
I was not a Liverpool fan or a Chelsea fan in Madrid. I was an Atletico fan. I still am. Maybe they’re the only badge I will kiss.
I have a fantastic respect for Liverpool the city, club and the fans, from the time I spent there. That respect will always be there.
Charlie Adam
A piece of my heart will always be with Liverpool.
I’ve always been a Liverpool fan.
With Ajax and Liverpool, you win about 80 per cent of matches.
After winning the European Championship with Spain, I know exactly how it feels to win a major trophy, and I know that, if we can win at Liverpool, it will feel the same or even better than it did with Spain.
Looking back and knowing what I do, I believe the people who started the initial surge at Heysel were not Liverpool fans.
I am interested in how much and how quickly Klopp, the manager that I know, can change the team at Liverpool.
Of course it’s a big change from Stoke to Liverpool. Liverpool is a big, big team.
Moving to Liverpool was a new world for me. I had been living with my parents in Holland, and all of a sudden I was living in a foreign country on my own.
For me, Raheem Sterling is a fantastic player, and he’s been brilliant for England. I hope he will stay at Liverpool.
Liverpool was a special city that took to me; I will always remember how special that place was. I obviously don’t miss the rain.
It took time at Everton to build a team so that when we did go to United or Arsenal or Liverpool, we went with a good chance of getting a result.
I did ‘Formula 51′ because I got to run around Liverpool in a kilt, with golf clubs.
I got the Liverpool job when I was 38.
Think about all the great boxers who have fought here, starting with Muhammad Ali. And as well as all that, I believe I will be the first boxer from Liverpool to appear at the Garden.
Torres is a fantastic striker, and I think it was difficult for Liverpool to sell him because he’s such an important player for them.
To be the first Belgian to play for Liverpool is a big thing.
I was only one year at Newcastle, but that time there meant a lot to me. I met some great people who helped me to play good games in the Premier League, and it was because of them I got the move to Liverpool.
I would say I am more comfortable in the centre of midfield. But when you are at a big club like Liverpool, you maybe get played in positions with which you might not be so familiar. But you have got to learn the different roles, because it gives you a better opportunity to play.
I think Marseille is probably a place like Liverpool, very vibrant and very tough.
Obviously, if you go to any football club in the world, you’re going to get guys taking the mickey out of one another, but I would say that in Liverpool it was a lot closer to the knuckle.
Chelsea gave me what I was looking for when I left Liverpool trophies. I’ll always see it as a success.
It’s quite telling that the really big comedians – like John Bishop from Liverpool, Kevin Bridges from Glasgow, Peter Kay from Bolton – stand out with their strong regional accents.
The big teams will want to avoid Liverpool. Everyone knows we are a very strong side.
Liverpool are known for this ‘rock and roll‘ football. I think I’ve adapted well to this even if, as a player, I like to hold onto the ball longer.
Playing for Boston Bulldogs in front of 700 to 800 fans was obviously different from playing for Liverpool in front of the Kop and 40,000 passionate Reds.
I don’t want to be the one that says Liverpool can go on and win the league. But there’s a real belief and togetherness in the squad; we’re all working for each other. We all know what the dream is at the end of it.
We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that.
Pete Best
I didn’t have the chance to play at West Ham, but in football, you always have a chance. When I went to Liverpool, I had the chance to show my quality.
It definitely isn’t true that I supported Liverpool.
I left in Liverpool a lot of friends. I have a very good relationship with all of them.
Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso was always bemused by our enthusiasm for tackling, because he saw it as the last resort.
It is hard to leave your local club. All my family are Sunderland fans, and it is pretty tough because I have had some great years there, but I am looking forward to playing for Liverpool now.
Fear is not something we feel at Liverpool.
I was raised in inner-city Liverpool, the first in my family to go to university.
Playing for Liverpool at Anfield is a very joyous and positive experience.
Liverpool will always be my home.
The problem I had with Raheem Sterling when he left Liverpool was not the fact that he was leaving Liverpool. Any professional footballer wants to go to where they think they’re going to win things, where the money is and everything else and that was Manchester City.
This is Liverpool, we will always come back when it’s tough.
Playing for Liverpool, I know what the relationship between the fans and the club is like. With every player, you can see the desire to win, the desire to show that Liverpool are the best and deserve to win the league.
I remember when we were playing Liverpool away from home and we recorded one shot in the whole match. That’s not Man United. You want people go out and express themselves.
Dwight Yorke
My heart was always set on Liverpool. I always loved the club.
As a kid, Liverpool was big for us.
For a 20-year-old kid to be taking on Liverpool Football Club over a contract. To the pit of my stomach that just winds me up, it angers me.
I have always felt like a Liverpool player.
I remember being coached at Liverpool, and there was another kid called Toni Silva, and they said, ‘You know, instead of blasting the ball, and it goes in, do like Toni does: pass it around the keeper.’
It is something you can’t quite explain unless you have experienced it. There is that difference when you pull on a Liverpool shirt.
My family are from Liverpool, so I have some twang there – I have a Midlands accent, and I was raised about an hour north of London, so my voice is a mess. Although, to American ears, it sounds like the crisp language of a queen‘s butler.
When I am out in Liverpool, the fans come up and talk to me. But I cannot take in everything they say because I don’t understand all of it.
A good thing for footballers is not to think too much, especially when you’ve got to move to a big team like Liverpool, because that’s when you start to confuse your mind.
I’d be happy if I was part of a Liverpool side that kept winning titles, cups, and made history. I just want to win and carrying on winning for Liverpool.
What Liverpool do really well is they try to get you inside but then close you down.
I think you’ve seen the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City – the top clubs – all now tapping into the women‘s market and developing that side of the club. It’s great for women’s football, and I look at how far we’ve come, and it’s great to have teams like this.
I got racist abuse at Liverpool when I played for Watford. Then I played for Liverpool and didn’t get it. If I had played for Everton against Liverpool then maybe the Liverpool fans would have racially abused me.
Mainly it’s the parents who remember me. But the kids today, what they do is go and Google you. A lot of them turn up and they know everything about me. They say: ‘You scored 346 goals‘ or ‘You wore the No9 shirt for Liverpool.’
Ian Rush
I feel confident that I’m good enough to play a lot of games for Liverpool.
I lived three unforgettable years with Liverpool. I will always be grateful for everything to the club and, especially, the fans. From day one, they behaved impeccably and were amazing.
My time in England is where I have felt truly like a footballer, and I have put my name among the best players. I’m very proud to have played almost 400 games with Liverpool.
Pepe Reina
I know how big Liverpool are – and it means everything to me – but I know what is important; I know it’s what I do on the pitch and the minutes I play. I know that’s what matters, and that’s what I’ll be focused on.
I could have sat on the bench for a third year but I moved to West Brom from Liverpool to play. I love Liverpool and I’ve played a lot of games in my career so if I wanted to have a comfy life, I could have stayed at Liverpool.
It’s hard to pick out a single team, because there are so many big games here in the Premier League, obviously there are the top teams like Liverpool, City, Chelsea, I think those big games, the ‘big six‘ are always good. We always look forward to them, we all want to be on the pitch and to win them.
Liverpool are a team that have no fear.
I want to be remembered as a Liverpool player who was part of something special.
The Liverpool lad Darren Till looked unbelievable in his UFC debut, and he seems like quite a character.
We’ve spent more than 200 million dollars of taxpayer dollars to protect the Liverpool Plains.
Everyone’s dream, growing up, is seeing themselves in an away kit somewhere in a sunny country. But, in reality, I’m happy to be playing for Liverpool and trying to win trophies.
I left Liverpool during the 1993-94 season to join Notts County as a player-coach under Howard Kendall.
Bombay is different to Liverpool, or anywhere, really.
I have always loved broadcasting – as a child in Liverpool, I would wake up and listen to Morning Merseyside on BBC Radio Merseyside and wonder, ‘How do they do that?’
I was born and brought up in Liverpool with my clever little sister Jemma, who is 14 and wants to be a vet. My mum Jane is an administrator and my dad Peter is a taxi driver.
I would have liked to grow up in Liverpool and become a rocker. I would have put my boots on, jeans and a leather jacket, and long hair and played the guitar.
Two of the first plays I saw after I arrived in Britain were ‘King Lear’ in Liverpool, and ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ at Stratford. One was produced with hardly a backdrop and the other with gigantic scene changes. I was impressed by what connected the two: the words and their life beyond the stage.
At Liverpool, I studied Steven Gerrard all the time and improved my game that way. Here, I absorb all I can from Iniesta and Messi.
Without being disrespectful to Leverkusen, playing for Liverpool helps me more because I am playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I have no regrets making this step.
I remember my last game for Newcastle in the pre-season, when their fans were singing that they wanted me to stay, but when the opportunity came to play for a great club like Liverpool with such a great history, I had to take it. I hope they understand why I made that choice to go to Liverpool.
I always thought about working in England because of the kind of football, the intensity of football. Liverpool was first choice.
We can do what we love to do and also to play for Liverpool – they are such a big club. You need to enjoy it but the pressure will always be there.
Oh it kills me to see Liverpool lose.
My Dad was from Liverpool, and he picked it up in the army. He’d often come out with this stuff.
Yes, there is a lot of competition for places at Liverpool but that’s the same at every top club. It was like that when I was at Ajax and that isn’t a problem for me.
I grew up in an area of inner-city Liverpool. There were plenty of opportunities but also plenty of challenges – you could go down the right or wrong path, depending on one moment.
But Liverpool is a big club, and expectations are high, so it is normal that you are going to be criticised.
I think the Brazil system is similar to the one we use at Liverpool, with lots of movement, players open out wide, and quality midfielders who join the attack and score goals.
A little voice keeps telling me an Aston Martin really isn’t me, but a louder voice is telling me that, as an England international playing for Liverpool, the old rules no longer apply.
I love playing for Liverpool FC. The fans are excellent and fantastic in how they support us all the way. They support us throughout the games, and the work they do during the match is beautiful.
In Liverpool, where I live, we have a brilliant library which has been refurbished, and I like going there.
When West End Girls came out on import, I was a student at Liverpool University. I’d go to a club in Liverpool and it would come on, and I’d be really embarrassed.
I never thought being a Liverpool player would be easy.
Gothenburg is the Baltimore or Liverpool or Marseille of Sweden – plagued by the death of wharfs and other industries, and with complex segregation of the populace from southern Europe, which once brought in a labor force that suddenly found itself living in remote projects without jobs.
If not the biggest, the Premier League is one of the biggest leagues in the world. It’s very competitive, and I find that exciting. I like challenges. I came here because it will be a great challenge for me at a very high level of football and be among these great players in a great team like Liverpool.
I have always wanted to fight no matter what position I am in, and whether that is Liverpool or England, I need to do more, and I need to do better because you have younger players, or players get signed for the club who push you and want to take your place, and you have to be better than them.
Obviously, it was an amazing feeling to play for Liverpool for the first time. It was a little bit funny to be playing against Sunderland, but it is still an amazing feeling every time I put on the Liverpool shirt.
Liverpool is a great club and I always enjoyed playing at Anfield because the fans are so passionate.
When you’re at a big team like Liverpool, you can’t expect to start every game.
If you play for Liverpool, for such a big club, it is always the target: it has to be always to win silverware.
To work with Brendan Rodgers and the players at Liverpool is an unbelievable dream come true for me, really.
I moved to Liverpool in 2012, and they were really ambitious, bringing in top players. In 2013, we beat Arsenal – who seemed invincible – 4-0. It was the shock of the century.
The power of Liverpool Football Club is the collective. We always do everything together; this is our power.
When I knew I had the chance to play for Liverpool I couldn’t refuse it.
Why Galatasaray and not Liverpool? Because I am a winner – I play for prizes – so I went to Galatasaray because I thought that I would win more at Galatasaray and be champion than at Liverpool, and I think afterwards that I made the right choice.