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The former Tottenham, Liverpool and Southampton midfielder has said some stupid things on TV.

Jamie Redknapp may have been a great player in his day, but he is certainly not the greatest pundit.

A successful spell with Liverpool saw him earn a reputation as one of the best midfielders of the 1990’s, but his move into pundrity in the mid-2000’s has not gone smoothly.

Despite being one of the leading men on Sky Sports, he frequently muddles his words and finds himself spouting some rather stupid lines.

Either he is doing it on purpose, for some strange reason, or he is merely not able to deal with the goings-on in a live TV studio.

Whilst Redknapp may be ridiculed for some of the things he says, and those ‘extremely’ tight trousers he wears, it is hard to deny that he has brought a wealth of joy to audiences - who can laugh at almost every word leaving his mouth.

It is his birthday today, with Redknapp turning 42-years-old, and to celebrate his service to football on TV, we take a look at five of his best quotes.

On comparing Gerrard and Lampard

‘Steven Gerrard makes runs into the box better than anyone. So does Frank Lampard.’

On Everton, and the laws of gender

‘[Everton are] a team of men.’

On the Schmeichel’s, and the laws of parenthood

‘Peter Schmeichel will be like a father figure to Kasper Schmeichel.’

On misunderstanding the meaning of ‘literal'

‘He literally chopped him in half in that challenge.’

‘He’s literally just eaten the fourth official.’

‘He had to cut back inside onto his left, because he literally hasn’t got a right foot.’

‘These balls now - they literally explode off your feet.’

On Spanish football

‘Real Madrid aren’t in the same league as Barcelona.’

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