A group of Borussia Moenchengladbach supporters will be arriving at Anfield on Boxing Day to continue a unique relationship with Liverpool Football Club which has thrived since their maiden visit in 1992.

Representing BMG Fan Projekt, the German side's official supporters' club will support the Reds over the festive period during the Bundesliga winter break, and take in the Anfield clash with Stoke City.

Such is their incredible dedication, the 50 supporters left Germany by coach at 6pm on Christmas Day and are scheduled to arrive on Merseyside at 10am on Boxing Day.

The mutual friendship between the two teams started during the 1970s when the Reds met Moenchengladbach in three European clashes, beginning with the 1973 UEFA Cup final.

In an unforgettable gesture following the Hillsborough disaster, Borussia supporters donated approximately £7,000 to the families of the 96 who lost their lives at the tragedy in 1989.

A number of Liverpool fans conduct an annual return journey of friendship to Moenchengladbach, with a trip planned in the spring of 2017 being organised by Graham Agg.

Any Reds supporters interested in making the trip to Germany should contact the organiser via email: grahamlfc@aol.com.

Agg said: "It is a friendship absolutely unique in world football and something to which both club's officials and their supporters should be proud to behold.

"If you would like to meet up with the Gladbach fans to buy them a beer or two or just to say hello then you can always meet them in their annual drinking hole - the famous Albert pub next to Anfield before and after the Stoke City match.

"Let us show once again our German brothers and counterparts from the city of Moenchengladbach a traditional warm Liverpool welcome with that famous Scouse hospitality.

"This is just another reason of what makes these two clubs very special, two clubs with working class support embracing a friendship that is absolutely unique."