You can’t blame Augsburg for getting excited by the visit of Liverpool ahead of their Europa League last-32 clash.
The five-time Champions League winners are managed by German manager Jurgen Klopp and it will be his first return to his native country since leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season.
It’s reported that Liverpool are the favourite English side for the majority of Germans thanks to Klopp and it’s clear that Augsburg have a soft spot for the Reds.
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On Tuesday, the German club’s official English Twitter page posted a picture of the famous Abbey Road with four of their players replacing the four members of the Beatles. They finished off the picture with a large ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’
Accompanying the picture was the comment “The road to #FCALFC continues - let’s all Come Together for a brilliant night of #UEL football! #YNWA @LFC.”
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But they didn’t stop there.
On Wednesday, they posted a Scouse to German translation picture featuring common phrases in Liverpool and the translation in the German language next to it.
The phrases included ‘sound,’ ‘bevvie,’ and ‘boss, tha’ - all words you’re likely to hear on Merseyside.
They also commented: “A little something to help our @LFC friends out & about in Augsburg, and perhaps even #Klopp back at home #FCALFC.”
It is the first time the club have been in European competition so it’s no surprise they are excited at welcoming a team with a one of the greatest histories in European football.
Both teams are having disappointing campaigns in their respective leagues and will be looking to use the Europa League as an attempt to salvage their season.
Augsburg are currently 14th in the Bundesliga, while Liverpool are eighth in the Premier League.
The German club are just one point above relegation after their 3-1 defeat at home to Bayern Munich at the weekend.
Augsburg were promoted to the Bundesliga in 2011 and achieved a respectable 14th position and then 15th in their first two seasons. They exceeded all expectations in the following two campaigns finishing eighth and then fifth, but face a relegation battle this time around.
Liverpool go into the game buoyed from their 6-0 thrashing of Aston Villa at the weekend. Striker Daniel Sturridge made his first Premier League start under Klopp and marked his with a goal.
Klopp’s men could take the competition seriously as it possess the only realistic way to achieve Champions League qualification for next season.