Danny Guthrie has been talking to the Sunday Sun quite a bit and he talks today about his former club Liverpool, and how much he loves working with Kevin Keegan, at Newcastle.
Danny Guthrie – Keegan is brilliant to work with
Guthrie insists the Newcastle United football club bears comparison with the very biggest:
â€œI was at Liverpool for seven or eight years â€” I grew up there â€” so to leave for anywhere else is a big change.”
“But I can see very big similarities between here (Newcastle) and there.”
â€œYou can judge the size of a football club by its fans, and the attitude of the city and the people here to football is so similar to Liverpool.”
â€œThis is a football city. Itâ€™s the main topic of conversation â€” everyone has an opinion on it.”
â€œBut the thing here is that everyone is obsessed with just one club, rather than two like in Liverpool or Manchester.”
â€œThat, the way the ground sits looking down on the town, the amount of people walking around in black and white shirts . . . everything about it is big.â€
Some would say that football isn’t the main topic of conversation in the city – it’s the only topic of conversation in Newcastle – apart from the beer, of course.
And Guthrie seems to have formed a tremendous working relationship with his manager Kevin Keegan, and he has great respect for the former Liverpool and England legend.
Guthrie believes Newcastle nowÂ have a manager capable of matching the very best, as he continued:
â€œKevin Keegan is just brilliant to work with. As soon as I met him, we got on.”
“Even in training, he is so positive that players just spark off him. Itâ€™s a pleasure to come in every day.”
â€œI just canâ€™t wait to be in the dressing room before the manager gives his team talk and I walk out at a full St Jamesâ€™ Park.â€
Danny was finally asked if he had any regrets that he finally had to leave Liverpool:
â€œI always hoped it would happen for me there, even as recently as a few months ago, having done well at Bolton.”
â€œBut they (Liverpool) have got a lot of players in central areas and the gaffer wanted to strengthen again this summer.”
â€œAs I say, it still needed a good offer for me to want to leave.”
We’ll have to see how Danny does this season, as it will not be easy for him, but if he follows the guidance and advice of Kevin Keegan, he cannot go far wrong.