Premier League celebrates 30th anniversary and all teams jubilate for success
On the Premier League’s 30th anniversary:
“Three decades of the Premier League is incredible when you think about it. All the great memories, great goals, and magic moments. When it first started, people weren’t immediately receptive – but my goodness didn’t it take off?
“The Premier League has done a great job for football. It has changed everything, it’s given players and managers a real platform to be superstars and that’s why I think it is the best league in the world.”
On its most iconic moment:
“Blackburn winning the Premier League at Anfield was an amazing day. I was involved as a player from Liverpool’s side so it wasn’t the perfect scenario because I’d much rather have been trying to win the league.
“Everyone in the stadium wanted Blackburn to win the league that year because they were vying against Manchester United and my dad was managing West Ham against them.
“It made for one of the most bizarre occasions because before the game Liverpool fans were coming up to us saying ‘make sure you don’t win today because they didn’t want United to win the league, so it put us in a very difficult position.