Rafa knew what it took to be manager of Liverpool Football Club. He loved the club and knew how important the fans were to its success.

To work hard and have our supporters behind us and believing until the end, you run a little bit more.

Before, I said that they were maybe the best supporters in England. Now maybe they are the best supporters in Europe.

I have a lot of confidence in the team, maybe Milan are favorites — they have a lot of good players — but we have confidence and we can win.

“Winning trophies has made me put on weight.”

(After Luis Garcia’s controversial Champions League semi-final winner against Chelsea)
“After the game, Sheila (club secretary), who was sitting right in line in the main stand, said to me that the ball had crossed the line.  She is a very honest person and that was good enough for me… it was a goal.”