'Pressing from another planet' - LFC quotes of the week

From a thrilling 4-3 victory over Manchester City for the first team to the U18s' FA Youth Cup heartbreak, it has been another action-packed week at Liverpool FC - here is a summary of a busy seven days in quotes...

“When I was a kid, I used to do a goal celebration that was a back-flip. I did it a lot when I was younger. It’s something I wanted to do again, but maybe it’s best not to try! I did it up to four years ago, but not anymore!”

Roberto Firmino explains the evolution of his unusual celebrations

“He was absolutely gobsmacked when he got home from school and opened the package – he couldn’t believe it. I still don’t think he can. He was bouncing around the house all night, showing his brother and phoning his nan, his uncle and other family and friends to tell them.”

Jason Daly reveals how his 10-year-old son, Rocco, reacted after receiving a signed jersey from Virgil van Dijk through the post

“Just after we scored the fourth, I’d won a couple of tackles and to hear them sing your name is always nice, especially the Kop, the noise they make. It started getting going and it gives you goosebumps.”

Andy Robertson on having his name chanted at Anfield during the win over Manchester City

“You get chills.”

Dejan Lovren describes watching the nine-minute, three-goal blitz against City

“In this period, we played pressing from another planet. Really, I saw a few nice games in my life but this period was really one of the better ones. I’m really happy.”

Jürgen Klopp used extra-terrestrial terms in his summary of that second half

“He is a great kid and a fantastic footballer. He is a mentally strong kid as well and I’m sure he will bounce back. Everybody is rallying around him and making sure he stays in the best place he can be in.”

Steven Gerrard on Rhian Brewster, who is facing a spell out with a high ankle sprain

“It says a lot about him as a person to make the decision he did. To choose to come and leave a club like that, with the other options he probably had, shows what kind of club this is and that he really wants to be here. Credit to him for doing that.”

Joe Gomez hails Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s decision to join Liverpool from Arsenal last summer

“He was my idol, I had his shirt and posters on the wall – it’s really special. I’ve learned more in this half-season than in the rest of my life.”

Edvard Tagseth is living the dream working with Gerrard for Liverpool U18s

“That we think we would miss him in our training group – with this quality squad – is maybe the biggest compliment you can give to him.”

The manager explains why Ben Woodburn’s importance to the first team means he won’t leave on loan this month

“That moment just showed how hard he is working and how well he fits into our side. It was great to see.”

Loris Karius on Robertson’s second-half pressing against City

“If something jumped in my face then maybe we will think about it, but if not we don’t actively look to find a new player that we don’t know so far and think that’s a solution. I could not really say we are active.”

Klopp reveals his policy for the remainder of the transfer window

“If you make a mistake, Liverpool punish you. They are so fast with Mane, Firmino, Salah and Oxlade-Chamberlain. They have the quality to run and make fast counter-attacks.”

Pep Guardiola on City’s 4-3 defeat at Anfield

“We had a long conversation about it and he’s looking forward to it. He wants to be a Liverpool player and I want him to be a Liverpool player. He gets the opportunity to play at Cardiff. It’s a very good decision.”

The boss discusses this week’s loan move for Marko Grujic

“We are on the wrong side of the result but I can’t be too critical of the team because they emptied everything they have got in terms of effort, commitment and desire – they gave the club everything.”

Gerrard was left frustrated but proud after the U18s lost their FA Youth Cup tie against Arsenal after extra-time

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