Was he that unsuccesful at Liverpool? I always got the feeling he didn't set the world on fire, but wasn't terrible or anything.
One thing I often wonder, he dropped down to Burton when he was only about 32, was that a concious decision to get away from the pressures of top flight, or injuries meaning he couldn't compete at the higher level anymore? Some players just seem to lose their edge almost over night. I remember it was that way with Gabbiadini, one minute he's in the Prem with us, next thing you know he's tumbling down the leagues, and he was only early thirties as well.