Ung Phil Thompson på Bill Shanklys kontor:
"Jesus Christ, son, you wanna know why you didn't play on Saturday? You should be in here thanking me for not playing ya
That load of rubbish out there on Saturday are finished. Your Smith, your Callaghan, your Lawler. They are all finished. They're all has-beens. They have no chance.
But you, son, are going to play for this football club for many years to come. You are going to captain this football club, you are going to play for your country and don't be surprised if you are going to captain your country. Jesus Christ almighty, son! You should be here on your bended knees thanking me for not playing ya!'"