Paul Ince had a fine career, playing for both Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as having a spell with Italian giants Inter Milan. He’s played with some great players, and was indeed a great player himself.
But when asked who the best player he played alongside at Liverpool was, he came out with probably the last player you’d ever think of: Stig Inge Bjornebye.
The Norwegian spent eight years at Anfield and played over 100 games, but he’s hardly one of the first names who’d roll off your tongue when mentioning some of the great Liverpool players who played during Ince’s period at the club, which includes Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp and Stan Collymore.
Ince was over in Norway promoting a Norwegian-written biography of his career, so he had good reason to big up his former Norwegian colleague.