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Many Newcastle fans hail midfielder Sean Longstaff after Premier League debut

Sean Longstaff made his Premier League debut in the defeat to Liverpool on Boxing Day – and some Newcastle United fans on Twitter raved about his brief cameo appearance.

The Magpies were battered 4-0 at Anfield by leaders Liverpool and it’s a result they will have to try move on from quickly.

Rafael Benitez’s side were outclassed in the contest, but one rare positive to come out of the game was the display of substitute Longstaff in the latter stages of the second-half

The 21-year-old was handed his second senior appearance for the North East club and his first in the top flight.

He is a central midfielder that has come through the club’s academy ranks, while previously having senior loan spells with Blackpool and Kilmarnock.

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Longstaff showed some spirit against Liverpool with a couple of efforts on goal when his side were out of the contest and will hope to force Benitez into giving him more senior opportunities.

He is a goalscoring midfielder with a lot of potential and Newcastle will be a man light in midfield in January due to Ki Sung-Yueng’s participation in the Asian Cup.

A selection of Newcastle fans gave credit to their fringe midfielder for his effort against Liverpool and believe he should be in line for another shot away to Watford at the weekend.

Here are some of the Newcastle fans on Longstaff:

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