Liverpool reportedly in talks over a new behind-the-scenes documentary series

Despite coach Jurgen Klopp vetoing such plans in the past, Liverpool’s owners are reportedly in discussions with several parties about taking part in a behind-the-scenes documentary. 

A documentary series centred around Anfield and the AXA Training Centre would come as a surprise given that manager Jurgen Klopp reportedly turned down the chance for the club to be featured in Amazon’s All or Nothing series back in 2018. 

The Daily Mail claimed at the time that while the club’s hierarchy, including Fenway Sports Group supremo John Henry, were keen to strike a deal with Amazon, Klopp vetoed the plans. 

“Klopp believes there is nothing to be gained from fly-on-the-wall exposure and that people’s behaviour changes when they are on camera,” the report said. 

Bloomberg now claims that Klopp has changed his tune and is willing to participate in a documentary series with a yet-to-be-confirmed production group. It also added that Liverpool refused to comment on the report. 

Moreover, the report stated that there were no guarantees over whether the current talks would ultimately lead to a finalised documentary. 

Jurgen Klopp, John W Henry (FSG)

A popular format

Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Sunderland and Wrexham are some of the British clubs to have agreed to be filmed in off-the-field settings by companies such as Amazon, Disney and Netflix throughout the last few years. 

Liverpool had previously featured in a documentary series back in 2012, Being Liverpool, when Brendan Rodgers was in charge. It was broadcast by Channel 5 in the UK and Fox Soccer in the United States. 

Netflix has also produced intimate documentaries around Formula 1 and tennis in recent seasons.

Exposure in the US

Drive to Survive has generated a huge influx of interest in F1 and is credited with reviving the sport and helping to break into the mainstream in the United States, while Break Point is also now opening tennis to new audiences. 

More exposure as a result of participation in documentaries has led to an increased focus on British football teams with Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney-owned Wrexham now ranked more popular in the United States than many MLS clubs.

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