Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said Steven Gerrard should celebrate “like a crazy devil” if Aston Villa score against them on Saturday.
Gerrard returns to Anfield for the first as manager and will be in the away dugout.
It will be an emotional return for the former England midfielder and Klopp has urged him not to hold back.
“Stevie is an experienced coach and manager and knows exactly how to approach games.
“When you go somewhere it is easier to be very competitive. I could handle it, Stevie will handle it.
“He’s a great guy and he will come here and want to win the football game and after I shake hands we will go full throttle.
“I remember when we scored for Dortmund at Mainz, I forgot all about my story at Mainz and celebrated like a crazy devil. He [Gerrard] is allowed to do that as well, I just hope he has no reason for it,” Klopp said.
Gerrard has won three out of his first four fixtures as Villa boss, only losing 3-1 to Manchester City.