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Full Circle with Danny Murphy and Adam Catterall

Scoring a winner at Old Trafford or Goodison Park is about as good as it gets for a Liverpool player.

But how about doing both? And how about doing one of them three times?

Danny Murphy sat down with Adam Catterall for the latest episode of Full Circle, revealing what he's reminded of no matter what corner of the globe he's in.

"I've been all over the world," said Murphy. "I'm talking deep in the Maasai Mara, the Indian Ocean with a little man of 75 on a rowing boat, the depths of Perth, and I've been continually asked about those goals [at Old Trafford] and how they feel. 

"One of my best goals for Liverpool was the winner at Goodison; scored a worldie late on... and nobody's ever mentioned it or asked about it once."

Murphy was also a part of Liverpool's treble-winning team of 2000/01, despite two years earlier being shipped out on loan to former club Crewe, struggling to break in at Anfield, with the former midfielder revealing that a choice he made that season was the difference between him staying on Merseyside and leaving for pastures new.

"That season, Houllier basically gave me an option to go back to Crewe on loan who were bottom of the Championship, getting beaten every week," said Murphy. "I also knew about another option to go to Ipswich who were at the top of the Championship and I thought that would be better for me. 

"I didn't know in that moment, but he was testing me, and I later found out from him that if I didn't go back to Crewe on loan, he would have sold me that summer. He wanted to see my appetite to play."

Despite missing out on the League Cup final win - the first leg of the treble - through injury, Murphy recalls a gesture made by Gerard Houllier which goes a long way to explaining why the Frenchman ranks as Murphy's greatest manager.

Murphy's impressive performances after the turn of the millennium left him on the fringes of the England setup, where he'd go on to make nine caps, being agonisingly ruled out of the 2002 World Cup with a metatarsal injury.

From the highs of a treble a year earlier, Murphy had to deal with the heartbreak of missing out on a World Cup.

"I tried to be brave and style it out, said Murphy. "The problem I had is I had a couple of days from when I did the injury to getting the final scans and getting the confirmation of the metatarsal fracture, and then waiting to get the plane home. 

"So I had to put on a brave face in front of the lads, and I remember vividly, getting in the car to leave the camp, the lads had all said goodbye, a few hugs and that. I got in the car, on my crutches, driving to the airport, and it just came out. It just came out."

Murphy talks about the highs, lows and everything in between in the latest episode of Full Circle.

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