"I remember him going a week without alcohol so that’s good for Terry McDermott. That’s why he gets into this dream team of mine."
"I will always remember this game. Not only because I scored two goals, but because I played a part in what I think was the greatest ever goal to be scored at Anfield. Why Terry McDermott ran 80 yards to make it seven I will never know, but that really summed up Liverpool for me."
David Johnson talking about McDermott’s goal in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Tottenham
"Terry McDermott once got us hysterical in the dressing room, laughing at Bob Paisley’s expense. The boss had a habit of saying the word “doings” all the time. He’d refer to opposition players as “doings” instead of naming them. So Bob comes into the dressing room and starts a talk.
Terry stood behind him with a big grin on his face and every time Bob says “doings” he holds a finger up. By the time he gets to six, Terry is starting to titter and we’re trying not to laugh. Ray Kennedy is kicking me and when he gets to 10, Ray just turns and flees into the toilet, he’s in absolute fits. We were like a bunch of schoolkids."
"I was 46 before I got rid of my perm. Kevin Keegan was the first to get it done, then came the two Phils, Thompson and Neal, before I followed suit. Thommo looked like Shirley Temple. I remember going to get my first perm with him in Kirkby.
"Terry’s strengths were running, passing and finishing. Along with his vision, Terry had another great quality: he was always upbeat. The banter at Liverpool was unbelievable particularly when Terry Mac was in full flow."
Kenny Dalglish on Terry McDermott
"Terry, for my money, must be one of the improved player in the country since he came into the side. As much as anyone, he has been responsible for us getting us to Wembley, to Rome and to the closing stages of the Championship. That’s how highly I rate his contributions."
In the past he’d come in when someone was injured and done a good job for a few matches before, I thought, easing off and going out of the side again. What a difference now, - he just gets better and better!"
Emlyn Hughes in 1977 on Terry McDermott
"We’d talked about Lawson’s tendency to come out a long way and Terry kidded him with that chip. We all thought Terry was going to blast it until he pulled it back and floated it in. that, for me, is the hallmark of an exceptional player."
Emlyn Hughes in 1977 on Terry McDermott's great goal in the FA Cup semi-final vs. Everton on 23.04.1977
"I was in the player's lounge and the payphone rang. It was a reporter. He told me and I gave my famous quote: 'I can't believe a rag-bag like me has won a trophy like this. Look at all the players before me, like George Best, Billy Bremner and Norman Hunter, who have all won these awards but never done it in the one year."
Terry McDermott on when he became the first footballer to win the PFA and FWA awards in one season
"There were many times when I went to see Bob Paisley and slammed the door so it almost came off its hinges. On numerous occasions I told him to stick his club where he wanted it. I just felt aggrieved at times because there were days I thought I'd played well and the pop-up toaster would come up showing 8 or 11, or I never played the next game. Maybe that was just a learning curve for me, for them to say to me: 'Hey, you think you've made it. You bloody haven't'!"
Terry McDermott had a terrible first two years at Liverpool where he couldn't break into the team
"I used to enjoy my football. I used to enjoy going out at night. I enjoyed having a laugh. I enjoyed wind-ups. That was just my character. I loved having a laugh with the lads. It was just me. Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish were two of the funniest people you could wish to meet. That's probably why all gelled together and got on so well. The camaderie in the dressing room was superb and that's so important. We were by far the best team for a lot of years. When you look back at it, bloody hell, the team that we had, no wonder nobody could beat us. We knew we were the best team in the country, if not in Europe."
Terry McDermott on his Liverpool career
"Someone was injured, I think it may have been Ian Callaghan. I was moved in rather than be out wide on the right. I scored a hat-trick and I always remember John Toshack saying: 'That's your position'. I got the confidence from John Toshack saying a thing like that. He probably won't remember, but I do."
Terry McDermott says his performance in the 6-0 demolition of Hamburg in the European Super Cup was the turning point in his Liverpool career
"Off the field he was one of the biggest jokers we have had and a man who enjoyed a pint or two. But no matter how well he celebrated he was always in at training the following morning and that is all that mattered to Liverpool Football Club."
Bob Paisley on Terry McDermott
"Terry McDermott blasted in an FA Cup sixth round super-goal at White Hart Lane in March 1980. Ossie Ardiles made the mistake of presenting Terry with the ball and before Barry Daines could blink, Terry’s shot was in the net. March was really Terry Mac’s month. He wrapped it up by winning the PFA Players’ Player award, and deservedly."
Kenny Dalglish recalls the high point of Terry McDermott's career
"I've never come across so much hatred and unrest over one person. I have experienced it from the inside, and it's across the board. What I've been told, not by players and coaches, but by people who have been at United for 30 and 40 years, hardly made for harmony. They've begged me not to let this guy back into the club. I've no axe to grind with Craig Bellamy. I've never met him and he's done me no personal harm. But, in the six days I've been here, what I've heard from many sources means I don't want to meet the guy. Some of the things said by him, not just last week but throughout his period here, have been disgraceful. I know about the voicemail message he sent because I was playing golf with Alan [Shearer] when he received it. That message alone should mean Bellamy never plays here again.
Former assistant manager at Newcastle Terry McDermott on Craig Bellamy’s legacy at Newcastle
"I'm not one of these people who like the adulation. I'd sooner be in the background. Even when I won the Player of the year in 80 I never turned up. I never went down to London to get it from the sportswriters. I think I am the only one who has ever done that. I'm not proud of that. I'm so proud now when I see it. I actually won that award. At that time that wasn't me. I'd sooner go on have a pint and a pie in the pub rather than go to a big function like that. That's no disrepect to anybody, that's just way I was and still am like that now. I don't go to any functions with the former players because I don't like the adulation. People might think that´s strange, because he's an outgoing fellow, but that's just the way I am."
The unique Terry Mac
"Who voted for that by the way? Some of the players who got in front of me.. I thought... Stevie Wonder must have voted. Just to be in the top 100... Things like that don't bother me. I get wound up by the guys at Newcastle, 'You're only 37, we thought you were a good player.' To be in the top 37 at Liverpool, I'm very proud of that... Maybe I should have been number 20, not 37."
Terry Mac on being voted number 37 in the 100 players who shook the Kop.