"I'm sure he's a model. His style of football, his behavior, everything. He's the perfect model for all the kids. Their style of football… I think Barcelona are thinking of copying the style."
-- Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez, making fun of Blackburn Rovers manager >Sam Allardyce after the Reds' 2-1 win on Sunday. Benitez has had a longstanding feud with Allardyce, whose teams are known for their bruising, no-nonsense approach, as typified by the five yellow cards Blackburn received against Liverpool. (AFP)