On Bobby Moore
'I'm very proud to (be able to equal Bobby Moore's record of 108 England caps). And a bit embarrassed as well - you're talking about a World Cup winner and an iconic figure'.
On Liverpool in 2002
'Even now I can say I'd love to finish my career here (at Liverpool), and then stay in the game after that'.
On underestimating Liverpool
'It's very dangerous to bet against Liverpool, especially when our backs are to the wall'.
On Liverpool being called 'a little club' by Chesea boss Jose Mourhino in 2007
'Two European Cup finals in three years - not bad for a little club'.
'When I die, don't bring me to the hospital. Bring me to Anfield. I was born there and will die there'.
On leaving Liverpool
'I just couldn't leave the club I love'.
On the fans
'I listen to the phone-ins on the way home and I know how the fans feel'.
'I just wanted to jump into the stand and start celebrating with those wonderful fans'
'I'll admit, it gives me a real buzz when I hear my name being chanted and that feeling is the same now as it was when I first broke into the team'.
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