Bayern Munich brilliantly channel The Beatles with funny mock-up of iconic Abbey Road album cover ahead of Champions League trip to Liverpool
- Bayern Munich got into the spirit ahead of their match with Liverpool this week
- Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer recreated the iconic Beatles Abbey Road album cover
- Bayern’s ‘Fab Four’ sported Sixties-style hair dos for the Instagram post
- German club will be hoping to take a positive result away from Anfield first leg
Bayern Munich know they’re in for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ when they visit Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday night but that hasn’t stopped them getting in the spirit of the occasion.
The German club channelled one of Merseyside’s most famous exports, The Beatles, with a funny mock-up of the iconic Abbey Road album cover posted on their Instagram account ‘Yesterday’.
Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer, all wearing Sixties-style hair dos, walked across an imaginary zebra crossing at their training ground.
Bayern Munich brilliantly channelled The Beatles ahead of their Champions League trip to Liverpool with this mock-up of the iconic Abbey Road album cover featuring players (left to right) Mats Hummels, Thomas Muller, Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer
The famous Abbey Road album cover featuring the Fab Four walking across a zebra crossing
Abbey Road was the Beatles’ 11th studio album and was released on September 26, 1969 following six months of recording that summer.
The recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London were the last in which all four members of the band participated.
The famous cover image was shot on a zebra crossing outside EMI Studios on August 8 by photographer Iain MacMillan. He was given just 10 minutes to get the shot as a policeman held up traffic behind the camera.
Paul McCartney, who had conceived the idea, selected the album image from six options taken by MacMillan. John Lennon leads followed by Ringo Starr, McCartney and George Harrison.
The album topped the charts in the UK, USA and several other countries.
Among the well known songs from the album are ‘Come Together’, ‘Something’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun’.
It was a tribute to The Beatles’ famous 1969 album cover which saw John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios in London.
The Bundesliga club branded themselves ‘The Bayerns: Come Together’ on the post, which received over 250,000 likes on Instagram and plenty of approving comments.
They have also released a t-shirt with the image printed on it, priced at €24.95 (£21.85) to mark the last-16 tie with Liverpool.
Bayern will be no doubt delighted to ‘Get Back’ to Bavaria with a positive result on Tuesday night and will ‘Feel Fine’ if they can grab an away goal or two against the in-form Reds.
The German will be backed by plenty of ‘Day Tripper’ fans with a ‘Ticket to Ride’ at Anfield but it will something of a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ because the two clubs haven’t met in the European Cup or Champions League since 1981.
Jurgen Klopp will be saying ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ to his players as they take on a club he was a staunch rival with when he managed Borussia Dortmund.
‘The Bayerns’ artwork has been released as a t-shirt on the Bayern Munich official club shop
The Beatles recording one of their songs at the Abbey Road Studios in London in the 1960s
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp smiles on the training ground ahead of the Bayern match
He may have to ‘Let It Be’ if it’s a negative result and concentrate instead on the ‘Long and Winding Road’ to the Premier League title with Liverpool ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ in the coming weeks.
They travel to rivals Manchester United on Sunday before a home game with Watford and the Merseyside derby with Everton, with a trio of wins a great ‘Help’ in saying ‘Hello [or] Goodbye’ to a first title since 1990.