Ex-Liverpool midfielder Conor Coady is looking forward to returning to Anfield with Wolves in the FA Cup fourth round, but wants to pour misery on his old club.
Coady spent 15 years on the books at Liverpool, having joined the academy at the age of six, but left to join Huddersfield Town after a successful loan spell with Sheffield United in 2013/14.
Joining Wolves a year later in a deal worth £2 million, Coady is now an established first-team fixture at Molineux, having made 65 appearances so far.
He has even captained the Championship side on two occasions in the League Cup this season, but his attention will be on another cup on Saturday, as he heads back to Merseyside to take on Liverpool.
“I have always wanted to go back to Liverpool one day and play against them for this football club,” he explained ahead of the trip up to M6.
“It is going be a special day for me and I will have a lot of people I know watching.
“Liverpool has been a big part of my life for me and my family.
“I will always follow Liverpool and I will always support Liverpool, apart from when I am playing them which is this weekend! I want to go there and win.”
Coady was long touted as one of the Reds’ most promising academy players, but only went on to play twice for his boyhood club, before he informed Brendan Rodgers of his wish to leave in search of first-team football.
Wolves are currently experiencing a struggle for consistency, but so are Liverpool, and Coady believes his side can spring a surprise on their Premier League opponents.
“From our point of view we are going to Liverpool without any real pressure on our shoulders,” he continued.
“We are going to play against a big club at a big stadium and it is great for us to have the opportunity.
“It is about going there and trying to keep up some of our recent momentum and getting on the front foot and trying to win the game.
“Liverpool is a huge club, but we want to go and make our mark on the game.
“We want to really enjoy the occasion but we also want to come away with the win.”