Southampton boss Adkins relishing Liverpool return

Nigel Adkins is looking forward to heading back to Liverpool after all these years.

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.

"You are either a Liverpool supporter or an Everton supporter, but you're always going to be a Tranmere supporter if you're from Birkenhead.

"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."

 

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