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Football Favourites: with Danny Guthrie

25 March 2020

We caught up with Saddlers midfielder Danny Guthrie who shared some of his footballing favourites!

Favourite Career Game

“Probably my debut for Liverpool. It’s everyone’s dream to make their debut for whatever club they’re at and fortunately for me I got to do it at Anfield. My competition was Gerrard, Alonso, Mascherano and Sissoko. I was around superstars everyday so to make my debut and be part of that team has got to be my favourite.”

Favourite Stadium

“Old Trafford is a great stadium because of the size. I like Newcastle’s because if you won at St James’ Park it was bouncing. I’ve got some great memories and if you were playing for Newcastle and you won games, there was no better place to be. I also loved going to the Emirates too because you get there, it was beautiful, the pitch was immaculate – it was like a carpet.”

Favourite Season

“My last year at Newcastle was probably my favourite season because we managed to finish fifth in the Premier League. We were punching well above our weight every week and competing for the Champions League spots. It was just a great ride and one of those times in football when you’re going out on a Saturday believing that you’re going to win. It was a really good, well balanced team so that was my favourite team.”

Favourite Footballer

“Steven Gerrard. I was fortunate to see him up close every day and he just had everything. He could play in any position and still be the best player, he was phenomenal. I’ve never seen a ball passed the way he did, it was so clean. Physically he was a machine. He was fast, strong, good in the air, could tackle and I’ve never seen anyone as good as him.

Favourite Team

“Liverpool – absolutely loving it at the minute. It will be topped off this year when they win the Premier League this year.”

Favourite Manager

“I enjoyed working with Alan Pardew at Newcastle because he was really honest. He either wanted you in his plans or he didn’t and he’d let you know where you were, he made it clear what your role was. I probably played my best football under Nigel Adkins at Reading for a couple of seasons because he played a style that suited me and gave me a lot of responsibility on the pitch.”


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