However, the decision to say "I have utmost sympathy for the Reds' owners, George Gillett and Tom Hicks" was nothing short of amazing.
It can be summed up perfectly by this quote: "Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson should not be sacked."
"Your manager dictates what your players do and how you behave," he said.
"You get managers who are sending their teams out to stop other teams playing, which is happening more and more: the Stokes, Blackburn’s, Wolves.
"They can say it's effective and they have got to win games, but the fact is the managers are sending out their players so pumped up, there is inevitably going to be problems. Every ship has a captain and that's the manager who is in charge."
"If you have a manager like Roy Hodgson in charge, you don't get discipline problems," he said. "If you have a manager that's in control of the team and doesn't allow these type of things to go on, then you are going to have a more disciplined team.
"I'm not saying tackling is a bad thing, but we want to watch the best players on the pitch. Under Roy Hodgson at Fulham, we were always top of the fair play league, because he wouldn't accept talking back to the referee and he wouldn't accept stupid tackles."