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The Former Liverpool, Tottenham, Fulham and England midfielder who is now plying his trade at Blackburn at the age of 36, made his debut with Crewe when he was just 16.

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Danny Murphy: a good schooling at Crewe

Danny Murphy: a good schooling at Crewe

"I was fortunate to be educated at Crewe and made my debut really young because they did not have a budget to go and buy players and pay big wages so they gave the young lads a chance," said Murphy on Goals on Sunday.

"It was an invaluable education for me playing in that team with some good players.

"At 16 you don't really think of the enormity of what you are doing - I had just come out of school and made my debut in December. I had only been full-time for a few months.

"The advantage I had was playing in a team that played good football. I remember Neil Lennon being a huge influence on me in that team - guiding me through and teaching me where to be and stuff like that. It was a fantastic place to start your career and learn how to play the game, play different positions instead of being pigeon-holed.

"I was a cocky little lad who thought I knew it all but he was good at knocking the silly bits out of me, forever telling me to be quiet and to listen a bit more. I had a great time."

Murphy remembers his move to Liverpool and admits that it was his childhood dream to play at Anfield.

"For me it was quite surreal as I was a Liverpool fan. I did actually go and speak to Tottenham as well - just because people said I should go and test the waters. I saw Gerry Francis who was great but as soon as I went to see Roy Evans at Anfield and walk around the pitch I knew it was done. They could have offered me £10 a week!

"I remember my first day turning up to train with players I was in awe of. I remember doing some pitch runs with John Barnes - it was fantastic and I had seven great years there."

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