Former Aston Villa and Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier admits his loyalties are split today.

Houllier, though, is backing Villa to beat the drop.

"I think one more win for Villa, then they are safe," he told the Daily Express. "They have done well to recover. This young team they have is learning well.

"I want Villa to stay in the Premier League. I like the club and the people there very much. But for me to talk about them beating Liverpool, it is too hard, I cannot say it."