Im irish and i cant stand them. Lot of places with large irish expat community that certainly dont have that liverpool attitude and mentalityThe history goes deep. Always playing second fiddle to larger cities like London.
Large expat Irish population, so the perception of being romantic outsiders against the 'man'.
The Catholism also factors in, treating their team like an evangelical religion.
Big fish in a small pond (see Everton ). In London you learn quickly that your team is not the centre of the universe!