Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan believes Liverpool played a major role in his emergence as a Barclays Premier League star.
The boyhood red will line up for the Magpies in Sunday's clash at Anfield and he admits a return to the club where it all began is always a special occasion for him.
"I was with Liverpool for about four years, between the age of six and 10, I think," said Nolan. "I went to Bolton, and the rest is history, as they say.
"I knew a lot of people who were there, like (former youth team coach) Steve Heighway, but they've all left now. There's a few more who are still there.
"It's a great club. I enjoyed my time there. They looked after me as a youngster really well, and I thank them for that. They probably set me on my way to going to Bolton with all the technical stuff, and where I am today.
"It's always a proud moment captaining Newcastle United, but it'll be extra special at Anfield.
"I just hope we can do ourselves proud and get a result on the day."
Meanwhile, Toon boss Alan Pardew has revealed his admiration for the way Dalglish has re-established Liverpool as a force following his return to the dugout.
Pardew said: "They've always had great players, but something wasn't quite right.
"The management have put that right - they've instilled the Liverpool way."