Danny Guthrie


Name: Danny Guthrie
Squad number: 8
Nationality: English
Born: 18th April, 1987, Shrewsbury
Height: 1.76m (5ft 9.5ins)
Weight: 78.9kgs
Previous clubs: Liverpool, Southampton (loan), Bolton Wanderers (loan)
Signed: July 2008 from Liverpool
Newcastle United debut: 17th August, 2008 v Manchester United (away), Premier League
Position: Midfielder



Danny Guthrie joined Newcastle United on 11th July, 2008, from Liverpool for an undislosed fee, putting pen-to-paper on a four-year contract on Tyneside.


The midfielder made his debut on the opening day of the 2008/09 season in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and scored his first goal for the Club in December of that season in a 3-0 win away at Portsmouth.


Guthrie made 27 appearances that term for the Magpies and, despite their relegation from the Premier League, he was a stand-out performer.


The games - and impressive displays - continued the following year as he held down a regular spot to help United bounce back at the first attempt and claim the Championship title at the end of the 2009/10 season. Guthrie was mainly deployed on right-hand side of midfield, as opposed to his natural central role.


With Newcastle back in the top flight in 2010/11, Guthrie found games harder to come by following the arrival of Cheick Tiote and the return to fitness of Joey Barton. Injuries were a factor as well in limiting the midfielder to just 15 appearances.


This season he again had to wait for chance, but following an injury to Tiote, the former Liverpool man grasped his opportunity, impressing in five consecutive games against the likes of Stoke, Everton and Manchester United.



Early Days


Born in Shrewsbury, Guthrie joined Manchester United's Academy at the age of 11, and stayed there for five years before making the switch to Liverpool, aged 16.


He came through the ranks at Anfield and made his first team debut in the League Cup as a second half substitute against Reading in October 2006, before making his full Reds debut less than two months later with a starting spot at Galatasaray in the Champions League.


Guthrie spent the final eight weeks of the 2006/07 campaign on loan at Southampton, and then followed that up the following season with a season-long loan at Bolton, making 35 appearances for the Trotters.


He returned to Liverpool, but that summer made the switch from Merseyside to the North-East.