Liverpool Quotes

Liverpool players, managers, directors and supporters have said some of the funniest; most insightful and memorable things over the course of the club's illustrious history, while others in football have also said striking things about the Merseysiders. 

Enjoy some of their best quotes below.

“From my first day at Melwood I appreciated Liverpool’s special DNA.” John Barnes

"The people of Liverpool are fighters and I came here fighting from the beginning until the end. I was really pleased at Liverpool where the fans were amazing." Rafael Benitez

"Winning trophies has made me put on weight." Rafael Benitez

"Before, I said that they were maybe the best supporters in England. Now maybe they are the best supporters in Europe." Rafael Benitez on Kopites

"How can you tell your wife you are just popping out to play a match and then not come back for five days?" Spaniard Rafael Benitez struggling to understand Test Cricket

"I may have left Liverpool but the city and the club will always be part of me." Kenny Dalglish

“Three-one in your cup final.” Victorious Liverpool fans chant to Everton following a 3-1 win at Goodison Park in September 2001

“For those of you watching in black and white, Liverpool are the team with the ball.” Liverpool fans’ joke before the 1984 Milk Cup final vs Everton

"There are those who say maybe I should forget about football. Maybe I should forget about breathing." Gerard Houiller

"Liverpool players must play like a lion, give his all. There must be determination, commitment and resolve to be a Liverpool player." Gerard Houiller

"Liverpool are magic. Everton are tragic." Emlyn Hughes

“The whole of my life, what they wanted was honesty. They were not so concerned with cultured football, but with triers who gave 100%.” Bob Paisley on the Kop

"You come here to Anfield, you stand there and listen to that crowd, and it's the greatest sight in football." Harry Redknapp

"It was like playing in a foreign country." Ian Rush (on his time in Italy with Juventus)

"It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in...and he's a villain." Ian Rush

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

"If Everton were playing at the bottom of the garden, I'd pull the curtains." Bill Shankly

"A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe that you are the best and then make sure that you are. In my time at Liverpool we always said we had the best two teams in Merseyside, Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves." Bill Shankly

"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." Bill Shankly

"The very word 'Anfield' means more to me than I can describe." Bill Shankly

"Pressure is working down the pit. Pressure is having no work at all. Pressure is trying to escape relegation on 50 shillings a week. Pressure is not the European Cup or the Championship or the Cup Final. That's the reward." Bill Shankly

“The Kop’s exclusive, an institution, and if you’re a member of the Kop you feel you’re a member of a society, you’ve got thousands of friends around you and they’re united and loyal.” Bill Shankly

"If Shankly was the Anfield foreman, Paisley was the brickie, ready to build an empire with his own hands." Tommy Smith

“The Kop was the best place in the world to watch football as you were surrounded by so many character and passionate people.” Ricky Tomlinson

"The most important relationship at a football club is not between the manager and the chairman, but the players and the fans." John Toshack