Liverpool was once seen as run down and a hive for crime and unemployment.
If the recent fly on the wall documentary 'Mersey Blues'
is to be believed this is still the case, however visitors to the city and the people who live here
have a very different view of Liverpool to that as portrayed by the media
Like any other large city Liverpool has it's depressing areas. The last few years however have seen a real boost in the cities fortunes. The city centre is undergoing radical development. New hotels, shops and bars are emerging alongside famous buildings such as the Liver Building and St George's Hall. Areas once seen fit only for demolition are also now being redeveloped.
The confident and vibrant feel to the city is evident in the number of students who have chosen Liverpool.
The area is renowned for it's nightlife, (I am an expert in this particular area), the city boasting the world famous 'Cavern Club' alongside 'Cream' currently the most popular club in the UK.
Areas such as Bold Street and the Cavern Quarter are brimming with bars and cafe's and developments such as Queen Square are adding to the new feel of the city.
Although not treble winners both Liverpool and Everton are still premiership football teams who gather huge support and are still forces to be reckoned with.
My own support may be limited to visiting the pub and watching the odd game on the TV but thousands still visit Anfield and Goodison Park each week to watch their team play. The supporters may be rivals but at least can share a common dislike towards Manchester United.