Nigel Adkins is looking forward to heading back to Liverpool after all these years.
The Southampton boss was a youth player with the Reds before he joined nearby Tranmere Rovers in 1982 and he admits it will be a thrill to be present at Anfield when his Saints travel there on Saturday.
"It will be good to go there," said the former goalkeeper. "I was a schoolboy at Liverpool.
"I had the option to stay there before I decided to go to Tranmere Rovers, which was important from my career point of view.
"We are obviously steeped in tradition on Merseyside: you're either red, blue or the white of Tranmere.
"Going to Merseyside is going to be great for everybody and great for all our supporters to go to Liverpool, a club steeped in tradition.
"Obviously they're going through a transition at this moment in time, but it is a game that we'll look forward to as we do every single game in the Barclays Premier League."