"During the flight, there was a light-hearted disagreement between the players about the amount of room on the plane. 'Move your fat arse,' Everton full-back Pat Van Den Hauwe shouted at little Sammy Lee. 'Sorry,' replied Sammy, 'but what do you expect? I've got two medals in my pocket!"
Quote: Jan Molby. Liverpool and Everton players shared a flight after the FA Cup final in 1986.
"Within about three months of being here I spoke with a Scouse accent, all down to Sammy Lee. I used to get changed next to Sammy, and everything he said I’d pick up. I blame Sammy."
"With the character and attitude he shows they’d make him Mayor of Liverpool if he was a few inches taller."
Bob Paisley about little Sammy Lee
"If they are to get into the top three every side needs its hardworking bees. And Sammy was one of those bees. He played just in front of me and we formed a really good partnership. I remember Bob Paisley telling him to mark Paul Breitner when we played in the Munich Stadium and Sammy did a magnificent job.
He was always the one who started the singing after we had picked up a trophy - all the old Liverpool songs. We had some great sing-a-longs. He created a really joyous arena. But he was always a very apologetic person. He always apologised for almost anything he did. He is a lovely natured person. I love him to bits."
Phil Neal about Sammy Lee in 2004
As Sammy passed Breitner outside the dressing rooms, the West German international said: "Well done – you played well." To which Sammy replied with one of the quotes of the season; "Thank you, Mr. Breitner."
Sammy Lee shackled Bayern’s world class star Paul Breitner in the game vs Bayern that booked Liverpool’s place in the European Cup Final
"Little Sammy Lee celebrated his first full season in the first team by collecting winners medals in two competitions and rave notices for his skilful, competitive attitude. And the icing on Sammy’s cake came when he was made captain of the England Under 21 side against Switzerland last summer after an impressive performance on his debut as an over-age player against Rumania.
"To help Liverpool win the League Cup and European Cup and then be called up at international level in my first full season in the first division was an unforgettable experience", said 5 ft. 4 ins. Sammy about whom Bob Paisley once said: "With the character and attitude he shows they’d make him Mayor of Liverpool if he was a few inches taller."
Liverpool's 1982 Annual described Sammy Lee's progress in this way: