"I got a letter which basically said 'We know where you live, we know where you go and we are going to get you. It does give you a fright. Obviously the police were informed, the letter was passed on to forensics and it was a worrying time. Thankfully nothing ever came of it."
John Aldridge remembering the unsavoury letters he received in the post as LFC’s player
"Kenny Dalglish knew his players. We never even had any set pieces really. He just went out and said 'Go and beat them'. We never worked on patterns of play, which people would be amazed at now."
"I wouldn't describe it as an altogether happy memory for me because I was leaving the club I loved – and the club I had always dreamt of playing for – but to get the chance to score at the Kop end in my last game was special. It was a very poignant moment for me. Everyone knew I didn't want to leave. I'd have stayed there for the rest of my career if I could and I told Kenny I wouldn't go if he'd give me a chance. But he made it clear that Ian Rush and Peter Beardsley were his preferred front two and so, with a World Cup coming up the following summer, I realized I couldn't hang around and just sit on the bench.
I remember when we got the penalty against Palace and the Kop suddenly started singing my name. They clearly wanted me to come on to take it and I was a bit surprised when Kenny went along with their wishes. If I had to leave the club then this was the best way to do it, scoring a goal at the Kop end and having the crowd show their appreciation for what I had given the club over the years. At the end of the game I was all over the place emotionally and it's really difficult to put into words exactly how I was feeling at that time. It was a real mix of emotions, that's for sure."
John Aldridge remembers his farewell goal for Liverpool on 12th September 1989
The City's cultural ambassador to World Cup 94. Forget all the goals, forget that he's a Kopite who played like it when he wore a red shirt, this was his moment. With his entry as a substitute for Ireland delayed by an over-officious flunky, Aldo game him a piece of his mind which was beamed across the world by a dozy television director. The expletive-ridden rant in the thickest Scouse was one of the great comedy moments of all time. A whole generation of kids across the world were traumatised. I know he wasn't playing for Liverpool at the time but what you've got to understand is that Aldo will always be one of us. Fact.
Tony Evans from Times online on John Aldridge
I’d settle right now on being just half the player Rushie was at Anfield. And if people give me that kind of recognition when my Liverpool career is over, I’ll remember it as the greatest compliment of my life. Obviously I’d love to be as good as he is, but I can’t get anywhere near him. Nobody can. Granted there is a similarity in the way we look, but that is where the similarity ends.
John Aldridge on Ian Rush