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The story of THE HERO of Istanbul.
The Guardian's Small Talk catches up with Jerzy Dudek on March 28, 2008.
An article on 7th of May 2007 from liverpoolfc.tv.
The Telegraph match report on Charlton - Liverpool on 08.02.2006.
The Telegraph report on Liverpool - Manchester United on 01.12.2002.
The Telegraph report on Middlesbrough - Liverpool on 09.11.2002.
Dudek's relief is apparent as his stolen medals and other goods are returned to him. By Paul Eaton at liverpoolfc.tv.
Liverpool 3 - 3 AC Milan - Barry Glendenning Wednesday May 25, 2005.
"It was a fantastic night - in fact it was one of the best nights of my career. It wasn't easy for me to play after a few bad games but the fans were brilliant. The lads were fantastic as well. Everyone gave me confidence and they didn't let me down. There is something special about this club and the boss told me before the game that I don't yet know or understand how special our fans are. He told me they would make sure I wasn't walking alone and I saw that for myself. It was so emotional.
The boss said to me 'I know you don't really want to play and you want to rest, but if you have a car accident then the sooner you get back into the car the better'.
I saw Salif Diao after the game and he had a red shirt on under his top which said 'Jerzy - You'll Never Walk Alone'. I've never known anything like that before. It's fantastic."
Dudek on the reception he got against Ipswich on 04.12.2002.
"He has been brilliant, absolutely sensational. People talk about him being the best since Clemence and I wouldn't disagree. He is certainly the best I have seen in a long, long time at Liverpool. I was surprised when they sold Westerveld but Dudek has been a great signing. The thing I like about him is the alertness he shows. He stops things before they happen by coming out for crosses and taking control of his area. He has been first class."
Roy Evans May 2002
"He's the loudest snorer you'll ever hear. It's unbelievable. We were away at Southampton and I think someone sleeping in Newcastle complained about the noise. What you see is what you get with Jerzy though. He's a great man and a brilliant professional."
Chris Kirkland on Dudek
"I still have two years left on my contract so yes I will stay at Liverpool. But I admit that there has been a lot of speculations on this issue, but the coach must buy another goalkeeper. I am not afraid that the new goalkeeper will make problems for me. Every year it is difficult to be in the line-up and it will be the same next season."
Jerzy Dudek in June 2005 on Jose Reina's arrival
"Before the penalties, Carra came up to me like he was crazy - as always! He said: "Jerzy, Jerzy - remember Bruce (Grobbelaar). He did crazy things to put them off and you have to do the same".
Liverpool hero Jerzy Dudek reveals the 'wobbly legs' in Istanbul
"He did a much better job than I did. He looked like a starfish with jelly legs to me but it worked."
Grobbelaar on Dudek's tactics in Istanbul
"My brother phoned me in the morning and said: 'Have you seen it on TV again?' "I said no, I hadn't, and he said you need to see it; the rebound, the second Shevchenko shot was the 'Hand of God' because, from nowhere, came your hand to save the goal.
"I said I didn't know how I did it."
Dudek on his miracle save from Schevchenko
"We are all disappointed for Jerzy. He was distraught in the dressing room afterwards and apologised to us all. I think it's hurting the lads even more because he's such a nice fella as well as being a top class goalkeeper."
Jerzy Dudek had a particular horror show against Manchester United at Anfield on 1 December 2002 giftwrapping a goal for Diego Forlan. Jamie Carragher, was very sympathetic towards his teammate.
"When Vladi scored I didn't realise if Shevchenko didn't score we had won. I just had my focus and desire to try and stop every penalty. I saw him walking up and saw the fear in his eyes. I managed to save it and I then saw Jamie and the other players running towards me and I realised it was finished... it was a beautiful moment. Everyone came to me, the kit men, the physios and it was fantastic. There was no one single hero, we were all heroes to come back from 3-0 down and to win on penalties was something special."
Jerzy Dudek on Liverpool's official website in September 2014.
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Concordia Knurów||1991-1995||Poland 3||119||0||119||0|
|Sokol Tychy||1995-1996||Poland 1||15||0||15||0|
|Real Madrid||2007-2008||Spain 1||1||0||5||0|
|Real Madrid||2008-2009||Spain 1||0||0||3||0|
|Real Madrid||2009-2010||Spain 1||0||0||2||0|
|Real Madrid||2010-2011||Spain 1||1||0||2||0|