Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier.

"I didn’t know Gerard too well – I met him a couple of times, but in those few moments he created a relationship with me that was really special. He is a true Liverpool legend and he is a true coaching legend. He was really influential in the game. A great coach, but a human being who gave you a really warm feeling when you were around him. For all of us it is a big loss and a really sad day."

Jürgen Klopp

"Devastated to hear the news my former manager Gerard Houllier has passed away. I will never forget what this man did for me and my career. Rest in peace Boss. YNWA x."

Steven Gerrard on Instagram

Gerard Houllier: “Generosity always pays off. Generosity in your effort, in your work, in your kindness, in the way you look after people and take care of people. In the long run, if you are generous with a heart, and with humanity, it always pays off.” An achiever of great things #RipBoss

Robbie Fowler on Instagram

“Gerard became a really good friend during his time at Liverpool. We remained great friends after he left and he was always a great ally to have. He was always great company and I will miss him dearly. He was a true gentleman.”

Sir Alex Ferguson

"Sad news about Houllier. He was a good manager and even a better person. Rest in peace."

Rafa Benitez on Instagram

"Sad to hear Gerard Houllier passed away. Football world has lost an absolute gentleman and lover of the sport today! The man, who had faith in me to bring me to @liverpoolfc and gave me confidence to become who i am right now, is no longer with us. Lot of strength to his family. RIP. YNWA." 

Sami Hyypia on Instagram

"Incredibly sad news to hear of the passing of Gerard Houllier. A man that did an amazing job for Liverpool football club and for football as a whole. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I will never forget the day he gave me the Liverpool captaincy the greatest honour of my career. R.I.P Gerard."

Jamie Redknapp on Instagram

"I’m devastated to hear that my former manager and good friend Gerard Houllier has passed away. A great manager and an even better person. Thank you for believing in me boss. Your belief gave me my career. RIP my dear friend."

John Arne Riise on Instagram

"Devastating news. Gerard was an incredible man and played a huge part in my life. My thoughts are with his friends and family. RIP Boss."

Harry Kewell on Instagram