Liverpool documentary showing Jurgen Klopp’s final months as manager yet to be picked up by streaming service

The Liverpool documentary featuring Jurgen Klopp’s final season as manager has still not been signed by a streaming service.

Discussions are still ongoing as to who shows the eight-part series, which is set to air in August 2024 to coincide with the start of the new Premier League season.

The programme was expected to generate an eight-figure sum for the club, with Disney+ considered the early favourites, but nothing concrete has materialised.

When news of the show broke in January, Liverpool were chasing a quadruple and Klopp had just announced he was stepping down at the end of the season. However, they now look set to finish with a Carabao Cup and third place in the league.

Filming for the Liverpool series — which is yet to be given a formal title — started in December and is being produced by Lorton Entertainment, which is owned by the Shepherd family (Freddy being Newcastle United’s former chairman), Julian Bird and Arthur Landon. The Lorton firstly crew began shadowing LFCTV staff. At that point, discussions over the final contract were still ongoing, with final terms agreed in January after Klopp told the owners he was leaving.

Rather than being an access-all-areas documentary, the show will have more of a lifestyle angle, focusing on the culture of the club and fans that follow the team, day-to-day life and the next generation of players coming through.

One of the high points so far was the footage captured after Liverpool’s Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea on February 25 when cameras were allowed in the Wembley Stadium dressing room for the celebrations. This was access the production team did not believe they would get when filming began, as Klopp has always been adamant cameras stay out of a dressing room.

Internally at Liverpool, the project is being driven by Drew Crisp, senior vice-president of digital at the club, who sees it as a way to boost their huge global reach. He ran the idea past Liverpool’s CEO Billy Hogan, who then put it to Klopp and the footballing operation.



Liverpool’s TV documentary: What’s off-limits, Klopp’s role and who could show it?

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