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# High praise

This year
In-form Irish defender a 'quality, quality human being'
Ogbene compared to Thierry Henry as he is given the MNF treatment
Brendan Rodgers 'taken aback' by Adam Idah's attributes
'He is the best player in the world' - Ulster coach Dan McFarland on Antoine Dupont
Last year
Rodgers hails Irish star: 'He's probably one of the biggest surprises in my career'
O'Mahony: Sexton has 'changed rugby for the better'
Xavi hails Erik ten Hag and Marcus Rashford
'We are behind them' - England coach hails 'phenomenal' Ireland and France
‘Best goalkeeper in the world’ hailed after Newcastle win
All time
Munster lock Kleyn looking forward to 'one of the ultimate tests in world rugby'
Eddie Howe backs Newcastle's player of the year to make Brazil’s World Cup squad
'He saved our life' - Liverpool boss Klopp pays tribute to Irish star Kelleher
Gary Neville talks up Gareth Southgate after England triumph
'Ability-wise, there are not many who can touch him, it's about getting that out of him every week'
Gareth Southgate hails 'exceptional' Chelsea star
'He's such a talented goalkeeper... I'm delighted for him'
Pep Guardiola believes Sam Allardyce is a genius
Jose Mourinho says Liverpool are ‘very close to perfection’ under Jurgen Klopp
'A lot of similarities to Paulie': Earls hails diligent new skipper
'If I play half as good as Xavi I’ll be doing okay' - Irish midfielder on living up to nickname at new club
'Fernandes has X-factor quality. He's come in and impressed everyone' - Solskjaer
'Freak' Faugheen sparks tears of joy on magical day at Leopardstown
Heaslip: In-form Doris is the best number eight in Ireland
Liverpool 'on course' to emulate Arsenal's Invincibles - Wenger
Alexander-Arnold: Leicester win was Liverpool's best performance of the season
Klopp: 'Exceptional' Gomez can play 'sensationally' with Van Dijk
Manchester United 'might be the biggest club in history' - Pogba
Mourinho compares Spurs' Son to Ronaldo after stunning solo effort
'He's on the same level as Jack Byrne' - Dundalk's new signing is one to watch out for
O'Mahony: Kerry keeper Ryan 'will follow in Cluxton's footsteps if not being better'
'I would be amazed if he doesn’t play at the highest level at some point in his career'
'Spurs players are heroes' - Pochettino
Porto boss says Liverpool are the best team in the world 'sometimes'
Liverpool will miss 'best left-back in England' Robertson against Porto - Van Dijk
Guardiola labels Bernardo Silva Portugal's 'biggest star' ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo
'He’s been one of the best players in the Premier League this season'
Barcelona, Bayern and Juventus the best teams of the last 10 years, says Pep Guardiola
World Cup-winning defender believes Van Dijk is the best centre-back on the planet
Former Ireland manager backs Stephen Kenny to succeed O'Neill
'When Eden Hazard is the best player of the Premier League, Chelsea is the champion'