Augsburg delight at drawing ‘cult’ Liverpool and ‘huge name’ Klopp

Date published: Monday 14th December 2015 2:30

Markus Weinzierl: Thumbs up to Liverpool tie

Markus Weinzierl: Thumbs up to Liverpool tie

Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl insists compatriot Jurgen Klopp will not under-estimate them in their Europa League last-32 clash.

The draw in Nyon presented Klopp with a return to his homeland with Liverpool.

Liverpool are third favourites to win the competition following the draw, and although the Bundesliga minnows, currently 13th in the Bundesliga, will be the outsiders, Weinzierl knows Klopp will be leaving nothing to chance.

“The anticipation of facing Liverpool is huge. Everyone was happy,” he said.

“Liverpool are a cult and Jurgen is a huge name in Germany so I’m happy for the whole club.

“We will do everything in that we can. This game is something special.

“We will be underdogs against Liverpool but this is a role we like to assume.

“We have courage and confidence. Jurgen Klopp knows us and will not under-estimate us.”

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