"I played some bad games, there were games when I was so disappointed with myself and for the supporters because I know I could play better.
I thought my best games were in a more central position but it's hard for the manager because since I've been at Liverpool every midfield player has wanted to play in the centre. I understand that but for the Czech team I play behind one or two strikers."
"Last season was a nightmare for me. I would not have been surprised had the manager said there was no place for me. Now I have one more chance - the last one. I have to show that I'm good enough. Harry has arrived and it's a challenge but sometimes you can perform better in those circumstances. As long as I feel I can give something to the team I'll carry on. I think a few of the fans don't like me. Sometimes when you lose the ball you can hear that they are not happy."
Smicer in 2003
"If you are feeling down in the dumps Vladdy will cheer you up. He is exactly the same off the field as he is on it — always bubbly and smiling."
Owen in 2001 on Smicer
"I like it here and don't want to leave. It's just down to getting fit and playing as much as I can before the end of the season. I must not set too many questions for myself at once. I just need to be patient and the manager will decide. It's difficult for Benitez because he has only seen me for a short period of time in pre-season training, which is not enough. Hopefully my luck will change and I can stay fit and start enjoying my football again because it was a really sad year for me."
Smicer in Feb 2005
"It's sad for me to be leaving because when you spend six years of your life at a club, it will always be in your heart. Liverpool is one of the biggest and best clubs in the world so I'm sorry to be leaving. I was sad I didn't get the chance to play for the final time at Anfield, but perhaps I will be back next season with a different club. I would like to stay here because, for me, the Premiership is the best league in the world.
The highest point was obviously winning five winners' medals in 2001. That was a great season for us. My biggest regret is my injuries. I had a difficult start and it seemed every time I was finding some form I was injured. I know not everyone liked me as a player, but I had a lot of supporters and good friends here and I just wish I hadn't suffered so many injuries because then I could have shown more consistency. I feel my best games came when I played in a more central position where I could get involved more. I was never a winger."
Smicer on 18.05.2005
"This one was enormous - it was the biggest in the world - as big as the room! Every time I went to relight it, it seemed to be the same size - it lasted all night!"
Vladimir Smicer, who scored a goal and a penalty in Liverpool's defeat of AC Milan, recalls his giant celebratory cigar
"Vladi was really funny and he is a really good player who did really important things for this club. He was always smiling and despite him being injured for a long time he always had a great attitude and he brought a smile to the changing room. He is a really nice guy."
Alonso on Vladi Smicer in October 2006
"Vladi was a bit unlucky in his time here. Maybe he left it all to the last game and peaked in Istanbul. He scored a very good goal for us and then scored a penalty. He did tremendously well. He was one of the nicest guys you could meet, always friendly and always having a laugh. He was a top man."
Didi Hamann on Vladimir Smicer