Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles admits he gets along better with manager Andre Villas-Boas than he did with Liverpool's Kenny Dalglish.

King Kenny's Scottish drawl and keen quips are not everyone's cup of tea - especially if you struggle to understand him.

So it is no wonder the former Porto star said: "AVB is Portuguese and Dalglish isn't. This is a little advantage to me because I understand better what's expected of me.

"Kenny was always very open in his dialogue. He's a Red 100 per cent and you sensed he suffered everything on the bench that we suffered on the pitch.

"But Andre is very good as a psychologist. The battle for the Premier League is hard but to beat the Reds would be to show both Manchester City and Manchester United that we have a chance of winning the title. These three points are very important."