Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to tomorrow's clash against Huddersfield, the side who won promotion last season under the management of his friend David Wagner.
It's a rare Saturday 3pm kick off for Liverpool in the days of wall to wall televised football.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference the reds boss was asked about his relationship with the Huddersfield boss.
'Not as much as in other weeks. After our games (last weekend) we had a little chat, and then on Monday again a little bit but from then it was clear from both us there would not be more.
I didn't ask him how he would line up - he didn't ask me. I didn't ask him if he would play like against Man United or like against West Ham.
It is exciting 100%. You can imagine I'm really happy about this that we play against each other in the Premier League. Nobody would have expected that 20 or 30 years ago.
When I was young, as a kid, I played all the time against my best friends and enjoyed nothing more than winning against my best friend. He is my best friend and we have a really close relationship but that changes nothing for the game.
Liverpool kick off against Huddersfield at 3pm tomorrow and will be without the Brazilian playmaker who had picked up a strain in training.