"Stephane is the quiet guy at the back, the unsung hero, but no-one should under-estimate his value to us. Our fans know just how good he is and so do his team-mates. He has made a lot of progress since joining us and I particularly like his attitude. You can see that every time he trains he treats each session as a big occasion."
Houllier on Stephane Henchoz
"I'm very pleased with the choice I made. I was too young at the time and it was too big a step for me to make. When I went to Blackburn I preferred at that stage to play rather than go to United and maybe not play so often. In my mind I had already decided to go to Blackburn and I have no regrets because now I am at Liverpool and I am very happy here."
Ferguson came in late for Henchoz just as he was ready to complete a move from Hamburg to Blackburn.
"One of the quieter members of the team and you would hardly know he is around. Like most Swiss people, he is multi-lingual. He speaks about five different languages — not that you would know because it is sometimes difficult to get a word out of him — in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish!"
Owen in 2001 on Henchoz
"I'd do anything to stop the ball crossing the line"
Stephane Henchoz, a cheeky remark from the quiet one
"If there's a block to be made in the area and you see a red shirt flying in to prevent a goal, you can be fairly sure it will have a no 2 on the back of it. Head, foot, whatever it takes to prevent a goal".
Tommo praises Stephane
"Henchoz will not travel to Monaco. I need to talk with him again about his future. You cannot lie to players, you have to tell them when they are through. But Stephane is a good professional and he knows the situation."
Benítez on the eve of Champions League game vs. Monaco 23.11.2004
"I was only at Liverpool for a short period, just two seasons. But, during that time, Stephane Henchoz was an ever present in our back four and I got to know his game well. He was solid and consistent. He was not a spectacular player by any means. There are not many oohs and aahs from the crowd when Stephane is on the ball. But that is no bad thing for a defender.
He just does his job well and with the minimum of fuss. He doesn't get flustered, he doesn't make bad decisions, he doesn't put a foot wrong. In fact, he is a bit of a rock. He is ice cool.
For some reason Stephane fell out of favour at Liverpool when the new manager came in. I can't understand it. The only reason I can think of is perhaps his age counted against him. Stephane is 30 now and maybe Benitez was looking for a younger player. But he hasn't brought anybody else in to replace him and he has pushed Jamie Carragher into his position in central defence. It doesn't make sense to me."
Gary McAllister on Stephane Henchoz just before his departure
"Not just a top player but a top bloke too. Henchoz was the favourite player of a girl at work's boyfriend. He wrote to Stephane via the club saying how good a player he is, how it's tough that he's out of the frame, and basically saying that he still has the support of the fans for what he's done for us.
Couple of days later a package arrives, signed shirt and loads of other stuff. Top man. Good luck, though i dread to think how red yer posh cheeks are gonna get that far oop north."
On ynwa.tv's forum 2005
"He had a tough start when he came because he was injured for a few months but once he started playing every week he was a tremendous player. He was as tough as any I've seen. He never lost a tackle or a challenge. He didn't look the strongest but he was a very strong boy. I think him and Sami were just an awesome partnership for five or six years."
Dietmar Hamann on Stephane Henchoz