Scouse not English?

I was wondering why Liverpool fans say that they're Scouse not English. Liverpool's an English city. They were born in England so that makes them English. Just seems really silly to deny your nationality like that. That's like people from Glasgow saying that they're Glaswegians not Scottish. I heard... show more I was wondering why Liverpool fans say that they're Scouse not English. Liverpool's an English city. They were born in England so that makes them English. Just seems really silly to deny your nationality like that. That's like people from Glasgow saying that they're Glaswegians not Scottish. I heard that it was to do with Thatcher and the way she treated Liverpool was worse than the rest of the UK but I don't know if there's other reasons for that. I know Scousers are really proud of their football team but Scouse isn't a nationality so where did this saying really come from?
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