But while Lievremont has plenty of respect for England's recent achievements, he made it clear he will be in no mood for pleasantries when the sides meet for their RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham.
And Lievremont added he is not alone in his antipathy towards Martin Johnson's men.
He said: "We don't like them [the English] and it's better to say that than be hypocritical.
"We respect them - well in my case at least I do. But you couldn't say we have the slightest thing in common.
"We appreciate the Celts and their conviviality and then among all these nations we have one huge thing in common. We all don't like the English.
"We beat Ireland yet left Dublin with the encouragement of all the Irish who said 'for pity's sake, beat the English'.
"With the Scots, it's the same thing. It is also what gives you strength against the English, more than just because of rugby.
"We appreciate our Italian cousins with whom we share the same quality of life.
"This insular country (England), who always drape themselves in the national flag, their hymns, their chants, their traditions. They are people who one regards as a very proud people.
"But we are also very aware, in terms of planning and preparation, that the English are already in 2011 World Cup mode.
"We can feel that all of the English players are physically on a different level."