I can sort of understand it, We have seen less sucessful clubs form the past become major forces in football but we have not really seen a true force in English fooball lose its place in football like Liverpool have. Depending on the age of people they have either lived though the years where Liverpool was the team or would have just missed out on it and heard about it in great detail as it is recent history to them.
hello? Manchester Utd, Cup side 1968-1993. Second division side 1974/75.
I'm sure Leeds supporters might have a word on this point as well!