Word of mouth (I)

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“We will wait for him like a good wife when a man is in prison.”

– Jür­gen Klopp stand­ing by his man Alex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain after the mid­fielder picked up that knee lig­a­ment in­jury.

“I think that a team with­out a Brazil­ian isn’t a team. If a Euro­pean team could have a Brazil­ian in their squad, it would bring a ‘Brazil­ian thing’ to the game and I think that’s very im­por­tant. I worked with Brazil­ian play­ers in ev­ery team I coached, and I en­joyed them a lot.”

– Do you think Jose Mour­inho wants to buy a Brazil­ian this sum­mer? “I’m a foot­ball man­ager, not an elec­tri­cian . . . don’t ask me to change a bulb. I don’t know why gen­er­a­tors blow or don’t blow.” – Cabin­teely man­ager Ed­die Gorm­ley after the game against Athlone Town was aban­doned due to flood­light fail­ure. Call him what you like, but never Sparky. “Harry Kane is so pro­lific that he is able to score with­out touch­ing the ball.” – Just as the slag­ging was be­gin­ning to die down, PFA chair­man Ben Purkiss left poor Harry chok­ing on his hors d’oeu­vres at the Player of the Year do.

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