When you are happy and playing regular football, that can make life a lot easier.
Football’s all about opinions, all of them different, whether from a top analyst or a man in a bunnet, and some folk are just never going to like you.
Since I moved to Blackpool, I’ve met a lot of great people, and if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be as successful as I was because I’m settled off the pitch.
When you leave a club like Liverpool, you have to go somewhere you’ll feel comfortable and progress as a player. To come to Stoke was an easy decision.
It’s funny being the big news every day – and the good news every day.
Liverpool is such a big club, and I was fortunate to be one of a select few to have played for them. It was an amazing time.
Losing a family member is extremely difficult for anyone to take. But the normal reaction is to want to get back to your work as soon as you can.
When a new manager comes in, you need to show him what you can do, but that may mean waiting for your opportunity.
Life is settled and I’m enjoying it.
When I make mistakes, I just get on with it. I don’t try to impress with that killer pass to make sure everybody notices me.
Fortunately, I’ve always had self-belief.
I am at my best when I am scoring.
I get recognised in the street, but that’s more from all the Scottish people who are down in Blackpool on their holidays.
I have a fantastic respect for Liverpool the city, club and the fans, from the time I spent there. That respect will always be there.
I have respected every manager I have played under, but if you can’t learn from someone like Mark Hughes, it is going to be hard for you.