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.
I’ve always been mentally tough. Believe me, you have to be that way when you’ve been an Old Firm player living in Glasgow.
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.