Captain Conor Coady insists all his loyalties are with Wolves this weekend and there will be no favours to The Kop.
The Scouser and boyhood Liverpool fan spent five years full-time at Anfield as an academy scholar and young professional.
Now 26, Coady made his Reds debut in the Europa League in 2012-13 before making his Premier League bow as a substitute for Philippe Coutinho in a 3-1 win at Fulham almost six years ago to the day – his only two appearances for his hometown club.
In an unforgettable week which has seen Liverpool and Tottenham reach the Champions League final after coming from behind against Barcelona and Ajax respectively, Liverpool must beat Wolves on Sunday and hope leaders Manchester City don’t beat Brighton to become champions for the first time in 29 years.
But Coady says this is one fixture he does not want Liverpool to win, despite what it could mean to the red half of Merseyside.
“Not against us! No, for every other game, I look at Liverpool and I hope they win, but they’re playing Wolves and I play for this club,” said the skipper.
“This football club is a fantastic place to be and it doesn’t matter who we’re playing against, we go there to win and that’s the mentality of this club. That’s the mentality we have built over the last two years.”
This will be Coady’s first time at Anfield as a visiting player in the Premier League, although he was part of the Wolves team that memorably won 2-1 in the FA Cup fourth round in January 2017. But he insists he is treating this game like any other.
“Everyone knows I supported Liverpool growing up, but I play for Wolves now. It’s the same as going to any other ground,” he added.
“They’re a fantastic football team and what they have done this season has been absolutely incredible in terms of staying in that title race, which has been amazing.”
Wolves are already guaranteed seventh spot but still need Manchester City to do them a favour by beating Watford in the FA Cup final a week on Saturday to qualify for Europe for the first time in 39 years.
Coady admits there is no pressure on Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
“For us, we’re going there to enjoy it and to win it,” said the Molineux captain, who made his 150th full League appearance for Wolves in last week’s 1-0 win over Fulham. “We’ve gone to every ground this season to win and this will be no different.
“It’s important now we do things properly and go to Liverpool on a high because they’re a fantastic football club. But we go there with no real pressure.
“We will go there to enjoy ourselves and hopefully win the game.”