Amazon Prime’s documentary series, All Or Nothing has taken the footballing world by storm. In chronicling Manchester City’s march to the 2018 Premier League title, the cameras provided insight into the mind of one of football’s most enigmatic personalities in Pep Guardiola, handily the star of the show.
With Jürgen Klopp’s electric Liverpool arguably the only other English club capable of being a follow up to the first go round, the filmmakers reportedly approached the Reds to document their own title challenge this season. However, although Fenway Sports Group owner, John Henry was allegedly willing, it was Klopp who had the final say. The German boss is ultimately said to have found no value in having cameras in the locker room in this most vital of campaigns and turned the offer down.
Liverpool fans will remember the club’s last brush with the reality TV camera, with Fox Soccer’s 2012 Being: Liverpool providing a fly-on-the-wall look into the goings-on at Anfield. Filmed in the early days of the Brendan Rodgers era, the series didn’t always show the club in the best light, with the manager in particular coming in for criticism.
Although the charismatic Klopp and the upward trajectory of the club would’ve certainly made for much better viewing this time, and while it would’ve been incredible to have HD behind-the-scenes footage of Liverpool’s march to their maiden Premier League title to show to our grandchildren, the gaffer knows what he needs to keep his team focused and we can only be glad nothing was forced on him.