On 10 October 2013 Murphy officially announced his retirement as a player and has gone on to carve out a successful media career with both radio station Talksport and BBC TV's Match of the Day. He has kept all options open though and qualified as a physiotherapist in 2015. In November 2016 Murphy was interviewed by the Evening Standard about the sexual abuse that had happened at Crewe when he was a youngster there. Murphy stated that although he hadn't been abused himself, by piecing certain events together involving others he could now understand what had gone on.
|7||West Ham United|
|100||27.08.2001||Bolton Wanderers||Reebok Stadium||League|
|1||10||14.09.1999||Hull City||Boothferry Park||League Cup|
From hammyend.com by Danny Fullbrook on 23 June 2012.
Daily Post report on Hull - Liverpool on 14.09.1999.
A rather "interesting" article from the yellow press.
Newcastle and Liverpool were competing for Murphy's signature in 1997.
"He's definitely not the sitting midfielder, but otherwise he can play anywhere across the midfield. He's been playing very well this season, creating chances and scoring, too. What I like most about him is the fact that he shows for the ball, asks for the ball, and always wants to be involved. I don't like players who bottle out, and Danny is a fighter."
Houllier in December 2002 on Murphy
"We call Danny 'Murphs'. It's been a great year for him. He's played well, got in the England team and scored some great goals. But never mind all that. What about his girlfriend? A lot of the lads have told him he's got a cracker there. I think a few of us are a bit jealous. I think Murphs and John Arne Riise are in a bit of a competition for the prettiest girlfriend actually."
"In the summer of 1999 we sent Danny back on loan to Crewe and when he came back he said he wanted to play on a regular basis. I told him I couldn't promise that and late in 1999 we tried to advertise for him to go, but no club would take him.
So I said to the board 'Well, we will keep him then - he is still young and I will talk to him'. Only then did Danny realise he was not helping himself. Once he decided to focus and go the right way, I gave him a chance in the team against Chelsea. We won that game 1-0 and ever since then he has never disappointed me. I am pleased Danny started to do things the right way because then I knew he would become a great player for Liverpool.
In the year we won the treble he scored 10 goals, another eight last season and this season he has three already. He has improved as an all-round player and in no case now would we sell him to any other club. He is a Liverpool boy and a Liverpool player."
Houllier on Danny Murphy in 2002/2003
"He was born in the same Chester hospital as me. He’s one of my best mates and I’m thrilled at how he’s done this season. I call him Spud —not a very original nickname for a Murphy — but he hates it."
Owen in 2001 on Murphy
When Benitez was appointed at Liverpool, it was between him and Mourinho. I know that for a fact. Mourinho wanted the Liverpool job massively. But Liverpool basically went with Benitez, because he’d just won the Spanish league title and UEFA Cup with Valencia and they thought that was more solid an appointment than someone who had only done it in Portugal. I know Mourinho was massively disappointed. I’m gutted too because Benitez came in and didn’t want me, I’m just gutted it wasn’t Mourinho because he might have wanted me to stay!
Danny Murphy on talkSPORT in September 2016
|Club||Season||Club rank||League apps||League goals||Total apps||Total goals|
|Crewe||1993-1994||England Third Division||12||2||13||2|
|Crewe||1994-1995||England Second Division||35||5||40||5|
|Crewe||1995-1996||England Second Division||42||10||53||12|
|Crewe||1996-1997||England Second Division||45||10||53||16|
|Crewe||1998-1999||England First Division||16||1||16||1|
|Charlton Athletic||2004-2005||England Premier League||38||3||43||5|
|Charlton Athletic||2005-2006||England Premier League||18||4||21||5|
|Tottenham||2005-2006||England Premier League||10||0||10||0|
|Tottenham||2006-2007||England Premier League||12||2||22||2|
|Fulham||2007-2008||England Premier League||33||5||35||6|
|Fulham||2008-2009||England Premier League||38||5||44||7|
|Fulham||2009-2010||England Premier League||25||5||41||7|
|Fulham||2010-2011||England Premier League||37||0||44||0|
|Fulham||2011-2012||England Premier League||30||2||43||6|
|Blackburn Rovers||2012-2013||England Championship||33||1||35||2|