October 12th, 2011

QOTD: Yulia Voronin On Alex Gerrard

Image via sports.ru. *All Q translations were actually properly done by a fluent speaker, although they’ve been somewhat re-worded to make sense for us English folk. Thx Dina!

You all remember Yulia Voronin, right? She of the tracksuit that will never die?

Of course you do.

Mrs Voronin, whose husband Andriy formerly played for Liverpool and currently plays for Dynamo Moscow, has given a truly spectacular interview to a Russian sports site. You’ll have to bear with us and Google Translate* because our ability to read Cyrillic is about the same as Jose Mourinho’s ability to keep his emotions off his face.

Our favorite juicy tidbit obviously has to do with Yulia’s feelings on Alex Gerrard; she says that while she and her hubby hung out with Martin Skrtel and his fam, many of the team’s other foreigners were not as friendly. She notes that the Spaniards, in particular, kept to themselves in a co-called ‘Spanish tribe.’ When asked if they were friendly with Liverpool’s captain and his fleet of blondes, Yulia said this:

Q: In England did you socialise with anyone? With the captain, Steve Gerrard or his wife, for example?

“Gerrard – it’s a different story altogether. He is a very humble guy, which is not true of his wife Alex.”

Thems fightin’ words, Kickettes. But wait, there’s more:

Q: Yes, this bright blonde was probably your first rival?

“Exactly! In my first parish [Ed. Note: we think she means trip/visit] in the VIP box, “Enfield,” I immediately felt the her glances. And I realised that we are unlikely to be friends. I just arrived in Liverpool five days earlier and was already written about in all the newspapers…for her it was a low blow, because in Liverpool she is the main star. However, she did say ‘hello’ to me through clenched teeth.”

Brilliant, eh? That coupled with the fact that Google Translate turned the Cyrillic for “leopard print jumpsuit” into “stupid tiger costume” has rendered us pretty much useless for the rest of the day.

Please do yourselves a favour and read the rest of the interview. We suggest you do so with a bottle of booze and/or copious amounts of sweets in close proximity.

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14 Responses to “QOTD: Yulia Voronin On Alex Gerrard”

  1. Laura says:

    I just read what she said about Alex to someone and they said they it didn't surprise them that Alex is like this. Often the comments are Steven Gerrard is down to earth, nice etc but Alex does apparently come across as up herself.

  2. FloraJane says:

    I'm not a Pool fan, but come on- Alex kind of IS the queen of Liverpool. She's Steven Gerrard's wife. I like Yulia, but she should have gotten with the program if she wanted to play the game.

    • Lady Bella says:

      So because she's Steven Gerrard's wife and the "Queen of Liverpool", she can't act civil towards people? IDGI.

  3. ArsenalFiesta says:

    I can’t stop laughing either!!

  4. Emily says:

    "Andrew also serves now very bright, clogs."

    I can't do no more, Kickette. Imagining Andrey Voronin in bright clogs has finished me.

  5. Alessandra says:

    preach it, yulia.

  6. Now@kickette.com says:


  7. Jackie says:

    Stupid tiger tiger costume is a nice way of putting it! I almost peed my pants reading that

  8. Rossanera says:

    I don't know what's funnier, the interview or how Google translated it. I don't know why, but "stupid tiger costume" just makes me giggle.

  9. Maria V says:

    Aaah come on! We girls always do the same when a pretty girl comes into the picture and then aaaall the boys talk about her. She might be lovely but we hate her prettiness.
    Maybe that's what Alex thought?

  10. Rachael says:

    That dress is definetaly the best thing she has ever worn she looks great in that pic. I can’t help wonerin what she was first wearing when she first met Alex perhaps she’s mistook sheer incredulity for coldness.

  11. Hot4Spurs says:

    Remember when Theo Walcott's girl said the same about Coleen Rooney acting pretty much the same way to her when they first met? I don't know. Maybe these women are just guarded whenever they meet someone new. It can't be easy being in the spotlight and trusting people when they first meet them. Or then again maybe they're just truly celeb-bitchy.