Martin Laursen will be primarily focused on helping Aston Villa end their Premiership season positively when they visit Liverpool on Sunday - but the defender also plans to do his old club AC Milan a favour too.
Laursen joined Villa last summer in a £3 million deal from the Italian giants, who face Liverpool in the final of the Champions' League in Istanbul on May 25.
The 27-year-old, who spent three years in Milan, hopes Liverpool's progress in Europe will prove a distraction this weekend.
Laursen also says he will inform his former teammates at the San Siro about the strengths and weaknesses of Rafael Benitez's side monce he has assessed them first hand on Sunday.
Laursen said: "We will try to do our best at Liverpool to finish the season well - if we can do that it will help at the start of next season.
" Hopefully Liverpool's thoughts are already in Istanbul because they have beaten some good teams so far in the competition.
"AC Milan are the favourites now because of their experience but the Champions' League final is always a close game.
"I will study Liverpool a bit and ring some old teammates at Milan, I'm still close with a lot of people there.
"I will do anything I can to help - if Liverpool have some good players I might go a little bit harder on them!"
Despite Laursen's concern for his old club, however, the centre-back's first thoughts are for Villa these days.
The Danish international knows it is imperative David O'Leary's side perform better at Anfield than they did in their last two matches, against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.
Two defeats have ended Villa's hopes of qualifying for the Uefa Cup via the Premiership.
If Villa, who are tenth, lose again this weekend they could finish the campaign in the bottom half of the table.
Laursen added: "I would have loved to play for a Uefa Cup place on the final day of the season but we just have to do our best anyway.
"Our first half against Manchester City in front of a big crowd at home was quite embarrassing and now we just want to finish the season well. Hopefully we can get a point or three up at Liverpool."
After finishing sixth last term, Villa's campaign this year has been frustrating both for Laursen - who has played only 11 times due to a knee injury - and the team in general.
Laursen said: "It has been very up and down. We have won some good matches and lost some matches when we should have done better.
"We have dropped too many points so it hasn't been a very good season for the team and for me as well because I have been injured a lot."
Laursen, who is getting married in Italy this summer, hopes his on-going knee trouble will be cured by seven weeks of rest before preseason training in July.
He said: "It is not perfect but I am getting along all right. I'll not play any games with the national team this summer.
"I will prepare and rest for next season and hopefully I will get through the year without any more injuries.
"You always want to do well but it has been a long and difficult season for me because of my knee.
"It has been difficult because it is my first season at a new club in a different country. The supporters have been brilliant though - even when I was injured they have always been behind me.
"They have been nice to me and I'm just doing my best to give something back to them with my performances."
Villa are poised to sign Portsmouth midfielder Patrik Berger on a free transfer this summer but Laursen hopes further signings are made to strengthen the squad.
He said: "I just hope the chairman [Doug Ellis] and the manager work hard in the summer break and bring in some good players to make the team competitive for next season. We already have a very good squad but we suffer a bit when there are some injuries."
* Nolberto Solano has been crowned both supporters' and players' player of the year at Villa. Steven Davis was named young player of the year with Mark Delaney collecting the clubman award. Thomas Hitzlsperger won goal of the season for his winner at Portsmouth.