Murphy explains Euell inspiration
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old midfielder, who netted the winner in the Reds' 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Tuesday night, admits the personal problems of Euell, who tragically lost his baby daughter, had put his poor performaces on the pitch into perspective.
"There was a message on my mobile from Jason congratulating me on scoring against United and that was a really nice gesture," said Murphy.
"We have been pals since we played in the England Under-18s and, when I think what he went through last year when he lost his baby, whatever happens to me pales into insignificance
"Thinking about that brought a few things home to me. I was feeling low on Saturday and a bit sorry for myself but is does not compare with what Jason has been through.
"The reception when I came off on Saturday did hurt but people tend to forget I'd been doing really well recently.
"I think it was a minority because I have received some encoraging messages too.
"Things change fast in football. One day you are the hero and the next day the villain."
Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard is over his well-publicised injury problems according to highly-respected French osteopath Philippe Boixel.
The promising career of the Reds midfielder has been hampered by niggling injuries but Boixel insists that is a thing of the past.
"He is completely cured. Steven is now over the physical problems that caused him to be injured so often," Boixel told 'The Sun'.
"You can say he is cured of that trouble. He can now play as often as Liverpool wish him to. Steven is a fit young man again."
The news will come as a major boost to Gerard Houllier and Sven Goran Eriksson who both see the midfield dynamo as a key figure in their future plans