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John Arne Riise
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Club as Player Liverpool FC

2016 03 09 Retrieve

[on Francesco Totti] The effect he has on the team reminds me of (Steven) Gerrard’s at Liverpool. Totti is a leader and a great player

2016 03 10 Retrieve

[on Francesco Totti] With all due respect to the other players, Francesco Totti is like a god. [. . .] Totti’s presence is not only felt on the field, but also at the training ground and in the environment surrounding Roma

2016 03 11 Retrieve

[on Francesco Totti] The God of Rome. I’ve never seen anything like it. As a football player he’s not quick and he’s 38-years old now but he has his technique and ambition, and a touch that’s God’s gift

2016 10 08 Retrieve

[John Arne Riise discusses two of the modern game’s most revered captains] Totti is god in Rome. Gerrard is ‘Captain Fantastic’ in Liverpool. They’re different players. Gerrard was the more complete player. He had everything - power, stamina, shooting, heading, passing - and can play in different positions. Totti was a god. Technically he was a genius, tactically he was very good. He’s a great person and gave his all on the pitch. They’re the two best players I’ve played with

2019 09 25 Retrieve

[Conversely, for Riise, besides representing Liverpool he also had a spell with Roma, just like Alisson Becker and Mohamed Salah] Both of them (Salah and Alisson), did not speak to me before joining Liverpool, coming from Roma. But when you are a professional football player, you know what you need to do when you are joining a big club. I am just happy they are both playing together now. I think Alisson is the best keeper in the world and Mo Salah is one of the top five players in the world

[Finally, when asked for predictions for the scoreline when Liverpool Masters take on United Masters later in November] 4-1 to Liverpool and I will score a thunderbolt

2020 03 10 Retrieve

[Those semi-finals, in 2005 and 2007, have gone down in Anfield folklore, the nights when Liverpool really could call upon their mythical 12th man] We fed off the crowd. That was the only way I could keep running and running. You think you’re done and then they lift you again. One more run, one more tackle. It’s amazing