This is not quite what the Kop had in mind when you mention big European nights under the lights at Anfield but we'll take it and any crumbs we can get in this Klopp inspired revolution.
Did you know Augsburg has an artificial canoe slalom course which was built in 1972?
No? I'm not surprised. I only know because I went there when I was about 8 and the “Augsburg Eiskanel” was the first artificial course of its kind in the world. #'uselessinformation
The fact that it is a Thursday instead of a Tuesday or Wednesday and it is the ugly younger sister of the two European competitions will make no difference to those packing Anfield tonight and the sell out crowd will want to see Liverpool progress to the last sixteen with ease.
Having had a rare respite from the hectic fixture schedule last weekend due to being dumped out of the FA Cup Liverpool have a fresh squad to pick from and Klopp will name his strongest side possible even though the Capital One Cup final looms on Sunday.
"If you think about the second step before the first step you will always fall down," Klopp told reporters.
"In this competition we've got big aims but that relies on performances and that's what we have to show against Augsburg. The situation is clear to us. There's no reason to play FC Augsburg's game, we need to assert ourselves and play our game.”
"We want to assert ourselves and play our game. Augsburg aren't just a counter attacking team. We are aware of their quality. Tomorrow's game is exciting. I can't think of a week since I've been here that hasn't been important."
The good news for Liverpool is that even though they have a spate of injury concerns Daniel Sturridge is fit and raring to go and the marksman makes a huge difference to this Liverpool team, transforming them from the worst chances converted ratio to one of the best.
Backed up by Coutinho and Firminho this forms an attacking trio as close to the one at Barcelona that we are ever likely to see at Liverpool and I fully expect them to progress with ease and not make a pigs ear of this tie.
After ruining the hot streak with a BTTS and Barcelona to win I'm not going to blot my copybook twice.
Liverpool to qualify
(Match bets only last the 90 minutes if the game goes to extra time)