"Bertie Mee, Arsenal's manager, told me he was buying Brian Kidd to play in my position but that I could stay and fight for my place or I could talk to Liverpool."
"When I first arrived at Anfield I struggled with my form and don't think the fans rated me but as soon as Bob Paisley moved me to midfield that's when they started to appreciate me."
Ray Kennedy in November 2004
"Liverpool fans are constantly on the message boards of .tv and other sites asking about you and I understand some have been in touch. What does this support mean to you?
It means an awful lot to me. I didn't realise how much I was thought of by the fans. Even after all these years I still have my memories."
Ray Kennedy in November 2004 on liverpoolfc.tv
"There is no doubt Kennedy will do a good job for Liverpool. He is big, brave and strong. His signing means that we now have the greatest strength in depth we have ever had.
It has been a momentous day, but his signing shows that I am not running away. Maybe it will be said that one of the last things I did at this club was a to sign a great new player."
Shankly says goodbye to Liverpool on the same day he signs Ray Kennedy
"I had Alan Kennedy playing with me. That wasn’t easy. You’d go short and he’d hit it long. You’d go long and he’d hit it short. I used to say: ‘Alan, you took five years off my career.’ When people asked which Kennedy I was I’d say, ‘the intelligent one.’"
Ray Kennedy on his namesake Alan
"Fines, court appearances, jail... we were bad for each other. We had a bit of fun, but we did it at the right time. At hotels, when we asked for the room key, the receptionist would dive under the desk and say: ‘Not you two!’ Everyone has a pal, but Jim and I went deeper than that. If something went wrong, one of us sorted it out. It was a good friendship."
Ray Kennedy and Jimmy Case were a dangerous duo
"Tactically Ray was in a different league. He had a delicate touch, a sweet left foot and his movement was phenomenal. I used to cover much more ground and tackle more and he’d cover less ground but use his head more. We worked well together. His best point has to be his timing. I’d have the ball, I’d look up and he was gone. A perfectly timed run, ghosting in from the left, losing his marker. I’d put in the simplest of balls and bang! One nil."
Jimmy Case on his good pal Ray Kennedy