Never go back they say.
Well try telling that to Brendan Rodgers.
He has never tasted a league defeat in eight attempts when taking on one of the clubs he previously managed.
That impressive trend will continue when he takes his Liverpool side to Swansea City and backing the Reds to win at 11/10 looks a bet bursting with potential.
Rodgers’ men have made a flying start to the new season, winning their first three games while keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.
When you throw Liverpool’s final games of last season into the mix, they have now kept a clean sheet in six of their last seven league fixtures and are currently on a five-match winning run.
Punters should feel confident investing in their chances.
Swansea, who can be punted at 12/5, started the season with two straight defeats against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, but bounced back into the winner’s circle with a routine 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.
When Rodgers has been charged with showing what his previous clubs are missing out on first-hand, he’s always come out with positive results.
In matches as manager of Swansea, Rodgers took on former clubs Reading and Watford five times and came out triumphant on four of those occasions, including a 4-2 win over the Royals in the Championship playoff final.
Even during his miserable spell as Reading boss, he still managed to register a 1-1 draw with the Hornets.
Rodgers can boast a 0-0 draw and rampaging 5-0 victory as Liverpool boss against Swansea, from whom he jumped ship to take over at Anfield in 2012.
His predecessor Michael Laudrup established the Swans as a Premier League presence last term, finishing ninth in the league and winning the Capital One Cup.
However, the general consensus that Swansea are a solid betting proposition at home is a rather weak one.
Laudrup’s side have lost four of their last six Premier League home games, and only managed six wins from 19 matches at the Liberty Stadium last season.