Being Liverpool, Channel 5 – video preview

See advance clips of Brendan Rodgers and his players in the new fly-on-the-wall series, which starts tonight at 9pm

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Channel 5’s behind-the-changing-room-door documentary Being Liverpool starts tonight at 9pm. Warm up for it by stretching out those thigh muscles, sipping on an isotonic drink and watching these advance clips…

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Episode one opens with new manager Brendan Rodgers addressing his team before the opening game of the season against West Bromwich Albion. In a speech slightly reminiscent of Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition, Rodgers insists that the only people they can trust are themselves…. 

  

There’s hilarity on a pre-season trip to the States as, in an effort to arm them against the stress of the forthcoming campaign, the players are given a yoga lesson. Standing with the sole of his foot pressed into his inner thigh isn’t Jamie Carragher’s forte, although he’s a bit more at home standing still with one arm in the air.

  

On a training ground at Harvard, Rodgers gives his charges some tips on match-day tactics, emphasising the importance of not passing the ball to the opposition. If you do have to let them touch it, at least try to win a throw-in.

  

Much of the programme is taken up with nice but uneventful footage of the manager and players relaxing in their homes. Here, goalkeeper Pepe Reina has a look at some photographs.

Finally, there’s the trailer for the series as a whole:

  

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Being Liverpool starts tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm