Was down there last week on a job for 3 days, I couldn't wait to get back up to the glorious north east after spending 3 days in a city I can only describe as a total dump, full of chavs and robbers and general scum of the earth. In the past the scousers I have known have generally been ok people though not to be trusted obviously. The pubs, shops, estates were totally grim. Surprisingly enough the bloke actually paid me in full for for the work we did. Not going back in a hurry or if I do then will get me jabs updated just to be safe. They might have a semi decent football team but thats it. AVOID unless you're already suffering an existence down there.