A film crew from American company Fox were present as Rodgers gave his players
his reaction to their 3-0 loss at the Hawthorns on the first weekend of the
season, and were also present in the home dressing room at Anfield following
the 2-2 draw with
The Fox documentary team have been stalking the Merseyside club since the
climax of last season and have now ceased filming and begun the process of
editing the series, which is titled ’Being
A snippet already released showed Rodgers giving a dressing down to rising star Raheem Sterling during the club’s pre-season tour of America in July.
The camera crew was also in the Liverpool dressing room before kick-off, at half-time and after the final whistle for pre-season games, the Europa League qualifiers with FC Gomel and Hearts, as well as the Premier League games against West Brom and City.
The timing of the series has proven fortunate for Fox as it could not have scripted the dramas that have unfolded at Anfield during its four months with the club much better.
Fox began filming days after the FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea. Within a fortnight Kenny Dalglish had been sacked.
This enabled the documentary to capture the managerial recruitment process and Rodgers’ arrival at Melwood, prior to Liverpool’s North American tour.
The camera crew were invited to several players’ houses to get a glimpse into their lives away from the training ground, were on the spot when transfers were concluded and were an ever present whenever and wherever the manager, player and owners travelled on club business during the summer.
Liverpool insist they will have ultimate editorial control, ensuring nothing too embarrassing is broadcast, but nevertheless the film will break new ground in this country in terms of the access for a top English club.
In fact, after initial suspicion of how it would work, Liverpool’s players have suggested they’ve enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to seeing the finished product with excitement rather than trepidation.