Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is not the most popular man on the Toon.

The former Sunderland manager has so far failed to win over the Newcastle faithful, despite a decent start to the season.

The Magpies have rebounded well from an opening day defeat to Norwich. A win against Tottenham and a draw with Watford has Newcastle on four points.

They sit in 14th which most Newcastle fans would happily occupy come the end of the season.

In search of a second league win the Toon Army head to Anfield with hopes of ending Liverpool’s winning start to the campaign.

A Manchester United centre-back in his playing days Steve Bruce has become accustom to being on the receiving end from the Anfield crowd.

 

‘Steve Bruce has got a big fat head’ has been a long-time favourite of Liverpool supporters who will surely be in full voice to welcome Bruce back to the ground.

Not since 2014 has Bruce visited the stadium. On that occasion he tried to cover his head playing up to the crowd who applauded his touchline antics.

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The 58-year-old has always maintained the chants don’t bother him. He told the Liverpool Echo:

“I find it funny now because I’m used to it.

“If you get stick, I take it as a back-handed compliment.”

Expect Liverpool supporters to give him plenty this weekend.

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