McManaman before joining Real Madrid, where he twice won two titles for La Liga and the Champions League, made 364 appearances for Liverpool. He now takes a stand for his previous football club stating that “We may have played more attractive football or scored more goals than them but it’s the couple of failures we had. Maybe our rivals had a better squad or a couple of better players.”
Steve also refuses the rumors that there was a problem with their mentality due to the lack of success of the club during his playing days. “I don’t think it was a mentality thing or anything like that. It’s just every single year that there’s one team that unfortunately beats everyone else and if you don’t get to the top of the mountain then you can’t say that you’ve achieved it.” McManaman told Metro
During a nine-year stay at Anfield, McManaman himself won only one FA Cup and one League Cup, but he believes the failure to add to that haul was more down to inconsistency than a mental block. Between the year 1970s and 1980s, in English football, the Merseyside outfit was the dominant force, but their most recent top-flight title came in 1990, having been forced to settle for sporadic cup success since then.
Former Liverpool winger reported Metro. “We’ve certainly had a few more shortcomings than the side now but against the teams back then that just pipped us to the title. You know we could beat most of them on our day, we could outplay most of them over the season.”
“That was one thing we all look back on and believe we were good enough, we were on our day but we probably didn’t have enough over a 38-game period,” says McManaman.