Appreciation for the Kop from an icon of the game, Champions League backing from an unlikely source and a determination to bounce back from a rare defeat.

All this and more features in our weekly round-up of the best LFC quotes…

“I would like to thank the Liverpool fans for that lovely detail. Applauding a player from the opposite team does not happen very often.”

FC Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas was touched by the ovation he received from the Anfield crowd during his 167th Champions League appearance.


“It feels really good…I think it was time we showed up again.”

Jürgen Klopp’s thoughts after Liverpool reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since 2009.


“That front three, when they are on fire, that intensity, going to Anfield - a difficult place to go - the pace they have got in that team, they are going to be a hard proposition for any team in this tournament.”

Rio Ferdinand’s status as a Manchester United legend didnt stop him from stating that the Reds will be a threat in the latter stages of Europe’s elite club competition.


“We are not afraid. I don’t think we have anything to fear from any side now.”

Roberto Firmino can’t wait for Friday’s quarter-finals draw.


“I’m pleased with my form, but everyone did good throughout the month.”

Modesty from Mohamed Salah, who received both the club’s and the Premier League’s Player of the Month awards for February.


“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone so ruthless.”

Danny Ings in awe of Salah’s ability in front of goal.


“He looks like a leader, like a warrior, already like a Liverpool player.”

High praise for Virgil van Dijk from Klopp prior to the meeting with Porto.


“[It was] another wonderful goal from ‘snake hips’ Harry Wilson. He sent their defence all ways and produced a great finish. He’s such an exciting player.”

It’s fair to say Hull City boss Nigel Adkins enjoyed Reds loanee Wilson’s match-winning contribution versus Norwich City.


“Next week is a very important game, we are at home where we want to respond and we have to respond.”

Loris Karius was ‘frustrated’ by Liverpool’s 2-1 loss at Old Trafford on Saturday, but the No.1 is already focused on returning to winning ways when Watford visit Anfield next weekend.