A party of Liverpool supporters will make their fifth consecutive ‘friendship visit’ to Moenchengladbach in Germany in 2011 and enhance a very special friendship that goes back over 30 years.
Fans of the Reds and Bundesliga club Borussia Moenchengladbach established strong links following the teams’ meetings in European competition during the 1970s.
Since 1992, a group of Borussia fans have travelled to Anfield every winter to support Liverpool, and Kopites, led by organiser Graham Agg, have journeyed to Moenchengladbach annually since 2007.
The 2011 Liverpool FC Supporters Friendship visit to Moenchengladbach will take place from Friday, 18th March to Monday 21st March 2011.
This will as usual include guaranteed match tickets to watch Borussia Moenchengladbach in Bundesliga action, and we are taking in the clash with Kaiserslautern at the 54,000 capacity Borussia Park.
All match tickets for the visiting LFC supporters are guaranteed by the Borussia Moenchengladbach Fan Projekt.
Every year since 2007, the Liverpool supporters have been invited on to the Borussia Park pitch shortly before Borussia’s home match to unveil a specially commissioned friendship flag that they unveil each year and the Borussia “Nord Kurve”, Borussia’s equivalent of the Liverpool Kop, sing a moving rendition of “You’ll never walk alone”.
Commentating on the special relationship between the two sets of supporters, Agg said: “The friendship and hospitality shown to us during our previous four friendship visits since 2007 has been truly awe-inspiring and it really is a friendship that is absolutely unique in world football.
“I do not believe there are two other clubs in the world that has a friendship as strong as Borussia Moenchengladbach with Liverpool Football Club.
“It is something to which both sets of supporters and clubs should be truly proud to uphold.”
Also on the 2011 LFC Supporters Friendship visit itinerary this year will be, as usual, a guided tour of the impressive Borussia Park, where they have a suite called the “Liverpool suite”!
We will also visit the many pubs and bars in the Moenchengladbach Altstadt (Old Town) and a visit to the Borussia Moenchengladbach “Fanhaus”, the official BMG Supporters Club who have a whole corner dedicated to Liverpool FC.
Organiser Agg wishes to remind all travelling LFC supporters that they will be once again be acting as ambassadors for Liverpool FC and the City of Liverpool.
If you are interested in joining the 2011 LFC Supporters Moenchengladbach Friendship visit for an unforgettable weekend, please contact Graham via his e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.