quote by Bob Paisley

If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later.

— Bob Paisley

Belligerent Liverpool quotations

In my time at Anfield we always said we had the best two teams on Merseyside - Liverpool and Liverpool reserves.

At a football club, there's a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don't come into it. They are only there to sign the checks.

I had five great years at Liverpool and I would rather just keep that memory as it is.

The difference between Everton and the Queen Mary is that Everton carry more passengers!

I look at what is happening with Ryan Giggs at Manchester United now and I am dismayed that Liverpool are letting that experience leave.

Every team has a hard man. We has Nobby Stiles, Chelsea had Chopper, Arsenal had Peter Storey, Liverpool had Tommy Smith. Leeds had eleven of them

One of the things I keep reminding players is that when you're lost in a fog, you must stick together. Then you don't get lost. If there's a secret about Liverpool, that's it.

I didn't sleep with the European Cup but it was in my room! It was just special and I just had to have the cup with me, lifting the cup as Liverpool captain was just the best moment of my life.

I am still a Liverpool fan and will be forever, absolutely

The atmosphere generated by the fans in Celtic's stadium for our visit was the most impressive I've ever witnessed. The grounds of Liverpool and Manchester United are good and the hostile feeling of playing against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu is also excellent, but the atmosphere against Celtic was the best.

Mind you, I've been here during the bad times too - one year we came second.

We are Liverpool Football Club and the expectations are so high.

Liverpool is a fundamental part of my life.

They don't remember me that way, but time will change that. I could not have chosen a better place to go when I left Atletico.

As a kid I had a dream - I wanted to own my own bicycle.

When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed.

If you'd given me the choice of going out and beating four men and smashing a goal in from thirty yards against Liverpool or going to bed with Miss World, it would have been a difficult choice. Luckily, I had both.

The most important people at Liverpool Football Club are the people who want to be here.

When I've got nothing better to do, I look down the league table to see how Everton are getting along.

It's a huge honour to wear No 7 at Liverpool.

I think about the legends: Dalglish, Keegan and that Australian guy.

My greatest challenge is not what's happening at the moment, my greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f*****g perch. And you can print that.

Everton are a bigger club than Liverpool.

Everywhere you go on Merseyside you bump into Everton supporters.

Liverpool was made for me and I was made for Liverpool.

If you are young and open, and start loving football and really think about it then there are not a lot of alternatives to LFC. If you are a fan of another club it's okay too. But if you want to be a fan of 'the' club then it's Liverpool FC.

My mum dated a guy from Liverpool. The Liverpool fans made up a song that she 'loves Scouse c*ck'

Above all, I would like to be remembered as a man who was selfless, who strove and worried so that others could share the glory, and who built up a family of people who could hold their heads up high and say 'We're Liverpool'.

Our number one opponents are not Liverpool, Arsenal or Manchester United.

It is ourselves at Chelsea.

My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility.

Had Napoleon had that idea he would have conquered the bloody world. I wanted Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.

If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain an advantage, then he should be.

This is the best club in the world with the best fans, so I'm very proud to be a Liverpool player for the next four years and hopefully even longer.

At Liverpool, I had almost everything but titles.

I felt like a king, but the team was falling apart.

We were the only black family in an estate with 1,000 white families.

Liverpool being quite racist in the Sixties, it was a bit grim growing up.

For a player to be good enough to play for Liverpool, he must be prepared to run through a brick wall for me then come out fighting on the other side.

I'd have to say I enjoy myself a lot more, really.

I don't feel so much responsibility as I did in other teams. It felt sometimes at Ajax and Liverpool that it had to be me. Now, every time I go out on to the pitch, I enjoy myself and laugh. I have gone through too many difficult times in my career and I don't want to keep thinking about them.

United won't fall asleep against Liverpool. They'll win it in their sleep

For someone to ask 'Who did you play for' and to be able to answer a single name 'Liverpool' that would be brilliant...I don't think I'd ever leave

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