Liverpool and Botafogo supporters have a lot in common, having basked in a long and glorious history but suffered during a lengthy period of mediocrity in recent years.
Botafogo dominated Brazilian football during the 1950s and 1960s with a generation of legendary Brazilians, earning the club the not-at-all-pretentious name of O Glorioso, or "The Glorious One".
This draws parallels with Liverpool's own period of dominance from the Shankly era in the 1960s onwards to their last championship in 1990, on the back of a vast collection of superb footballers.
The Fogao can lay claim to the likes of Nilton Santos, Jairzinho, Gerson, Mario Zagallo and of course, the legendary Garrincha, known as the "joy of the people".
Nowadays though, O Glorioso isn't so glorious anymore, with their last Brasileirao title coming in 1995, prolonging their wait for a third triumph.
Botafogo have their very own ageing superstar to compete with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in the form of former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf. The Fogao even have their own resident Uruguayan in Nicolas Lodeiro.
And like Liverpool fans, Botafogo's faithful are forever living in the hope that next year, like so many others, will indeed be their year.