Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Having crushed Aston Villa (6-0) at the weekend, Liverpool will be looking to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they square off against Augsburg in the Europa League first knockout round clash at WWK Arena. The Reds have not been impressive in the Premier League this term and they want to save the season by recording a good result in the Europa League. Jurgen Klopp’s men are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Germany and taking into account that the German boss can count on all of his key attackers for the Augsburg game, we are tempted to put our money on the away side. Markus Weinzierl’s men head into the match following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Ingolstadt and Bayern Munich. The Germans have been totally out of form of late and we believe that our prediction will become a reality.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Henderson):
Jordan Brian Henderson is an English football player born on the 17th of June 1990 in Sunderland. Henderson started his football career playing for Sunderland. After a loan period where he played for Coventry City Henderson got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 18 million euro. Henderson is one of the starting eleven of England as well where he made his debut in November 2010. He played for England during EURO 2012 and the World Cup 2014. Henderson is a centre/defensive midfielder which is known for his stamina and great tackling. Because of his vision Henderson got chosen as the captain of Liverpool after Steven Gerrard left the club. Henderson didn’t win any individual prizes yet but can be considered as one of the best players in his position. In season 2011/2012 Henderson won the League Cup with Liverpool. Henderson played for over 20 games in the English national team.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1892, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby.
The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title.
Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs.
The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.