Liverpool FC documentary to air next month

The cameras are rolling on Merseyside, following the ups and downs of Liverpool's recent form and fortunes - sorry, did I say “ups”? And “fortunes”?

Liverpool FC documentary to air next month

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Andy

August 22nd, 2012

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Riding on the back of Stateside success with his HBO 24/7 series – in which sports stars were captured up close in preparations for big boxing matches and traditional NHL ice hockey games – multiple award-winning executive producer Scott Boggins has turned his hand to transforming the Liverpool brand into an American success story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5TGE8eYipE

The crew arrived to begin filming as the League Cup winners prepared for a gruelling FA Cup Final – a one-off crunch match with everything on the line, just like every great underdog-done-good story you’d see on American TV.

Liverpool lost. And their manager Kenny Dalglish was sacked – although the faltering Premier League finish of 8th was more likely the reason.

And so, with the club’s not entirely photogenic statesman gone, Liverpool brought in Brendan Rodgers – charismatic and talented with those TV star chiselled good looks – to give the fans (and the cameras) something to smile about.

Cue the montage: the players on the training ground; blurry quick cuts of dramatic saves and skills, coupled with fans’ euphoria and pain, agony and ecstasy, complete with overly dramatic music that wouldn’t be out of place in a war film. Except, to paraphrase another Anfield icon, this isn’t war – it’s far more important.

Being: Liverpool also followed the team over the pre-season tour of Canada and the US (two draws and a loss) along with the big opening day of Premier League action (lost 3-0 to West Brom). Production wraps following this weekend’s home game against defending champions Manchester City; a fitting conclusion to what has so far been a rough filming schedule. Hopefully it will provide for some non- schadenfreude entertainment when the programme airs next month on Channel 5.

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