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Newcastle midfielder Guthrie taking inspiration from Liverpool ace Gerrard

Newcastle United midfielder Danny Guthrie is drawing inspiration from former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard.

The former Reds midfielder hit a double in the Magpies' 6-1 rout of Barnsley at the weekend and admits he would love to go on and have the same sort of impact as the man he rates as Europe's finest.

Guthrie told liverpoolfc.tv: "I've been at Liverpool with Gerrard, and, for me, he's the best central midfielder in Europe.

"You can only learn good things from him and I'd like to think that's come into my game. You see him every day, and how he handles himself. He's a top lad, and it was all good experience.

"When I was growing up there was Scholes, Keane and Vieira.

"As I got a bit older there was Lampard and Gerrard.

"It was great to work with him and hopefully that can benefit me and Newcastle United."

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