“Nick wasn’t scared of a bit of hard work – and that was apparent straightaway and made the most of every ounce of his ability, and, despite the injuries that would eventually end his career prematurely, he played nearly 60 first-team games for Liverpool. It didn’t last as long as he would have wanted, but anyone who has had a back injury in any walk of life – let alone top-flight football – will tell you how debilitating that can be. He tried to come back from it but had to concede defeat, but he can be proud of everything he achieved in his career”

Phil Thompson:From A Field To Anfield

“Nick can be hugely proud of his career, though, and of the way he conducted himself. To have gone from non-league to Liverpool in the space of three years was a magnificent achievement in itself – and to show such perseverance to win a regular place in that first team spoke volumes of his character”

Graeme Souness:From A Field To Anfield