Steven Gerrard has urged Liverpool fans to support Gary Neville when he returns to Anfield for England's friendly international with Uruguay tomorrow.
Neville became public enemy number one with Reds followers after his celebration in front of them following Manchester United's last-gasp winner in the Barclays Premiership encounter at Old Trafford last month.
The full-back suffered a torrent of verbal abuse during the recent FA Cup clash between the clubs on Merseyside which Liverpool won.
But Gerrard hopes and expects the 31-year-old defender to be more positively received when representing his country in the first of England's final three warm-up internationals before the World Cup finals.
Liverpool skipper Gerrard said: 'I think it will be a lot different from the Liverpool-Manchester United game. I think the Liverpool fans built themselves up for that game for days and even weeks beforehand.
'It will be a little bit different on Wednesday. It is an England game and Gary Neville will be at Anfield representing the country.
'I'm sure and I hope the Liverpool fans who are there get behind Gary and show their support. It's not Liverpool on Wednesday, it is England.'
England captain David Beckham is confident the Liverpool fans in the crowd will put any issue they make have with Neville to one side.
Beckham was warmly received when, as a United player, he played for England against Finland at Anfield in the earlier stages of his international career.
He said: 'Gary is playing for England and it should be different on Wednesday. Mind you, he has not stepped out of the hotel yet! Seriously, I don't think he will be worried about it.
'Knowing the player and the person Gary is, he will just go out there and play. The last time I played here for England against Finland we won 2-1 and I got a great reception from the fans.
'They were singing my name from the Kop and that for me was incredible. The Saturday afterwards they were ripping me apart when playing for Manchester United.
'Hopefully it will be different for Gary on Wednesday to when he is playing for United.'
Gerrard insists England have taken great confidence from their 3-2 win over Argentina in Geneva in November as they prepare for the finals in Germany.
He said: 'That victory set a benchmark for us, especially with it coming after the Northern Ireland game (which England lost 1-0). The confidence was low and we were rightly getting a lot of criticism.
'But then we went to Geneva and it was a different England side. We beat Argentina, matched them on the night and that gives you a lot of confidence and belief going into the big tournaments.
'The likes of Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Germany, to name a few, they are the teams who we will have to beat to win it in Germany.'