Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has revealed chairman Randy Lerner is keen to avoid comparisons with Liverpool's American owners.

"He gets compared and contrasted all the time with the boys at Liverpool because supposedly there's no in-fighting here", said O'Neill ."Everyone has a viewpoint and he didn't want to be considered a knight in shining armour", O'Neill added referring to Lerner's arrival.

"If there was any chance he wanted me to try to get that across because the next thing you know it can explode in your face."