"We knew that all other things being equal, like skill, tactics and run of the ball, it was fitness that would count in the end. So we kept at 100% at all times, and it paid us. We have found that there is more satisfaction in a good win than there is in a pint or a cigarette packet."
"Roger Hunt is a player's player. He is possibly appreciated more by those who play with him and against him than by those who watch him."
Sir Bobby Moore on Roger Hunt
People talk about Keegan and Toshack or Rush and Dalglish when they are asked about great Liverpool striking duos, but I talk about Hunt and St John. When I pick my greatest ever Liverpool team then Roger Hunt is the first forward I put in.
We used to call him 'Over-the-bar Hunt'. Everyone used to get mail, praising you, calling you names or simply asking for an autograph. Roger used to get a letter on a regular basis from a lad, who clearly didn't like him. It always used to start. 'Dear Over-the-bar-Hunt. I see you missed another couple of sitters on Saturday.'
Tommy Smith on Roger Hunt
"I knew perfectly well that I wasn't an out-and-out natural, the sort who can make a ball talk so it was down to me to compensate for it in other ways. I made up my mind that if I didn't succeed at Anfield the it wouldn't be for the lack of determination. From the first day I threw myself into training, ran and tackled for everything and practised my ball skills at every opportunity."
Roger Hunt on his first year at Liverpool
"Torres is the nearest thing I have ever seen to Roger Hunt. When Roger was around, if there was a chance inside the 18 yard box then the ball was in the back of the net - there was no question about that.
He got into positions that no-one else would ever dream of getting into and that's the same with Torres. You don't think he has any chance of doing anything because he has two men around him, but then he drops his shoulder, does a nutmeg and the ball is in the net. That's exactly what Roger used to do and he was a World Cup winner.
Tommy Smith compares Fernando Torres to Roger Hunt in June 2008