"Today's the start of a long, hard journey…"
As Being: Liverpool begins, those are the words of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers to his players in the visiting dressing room before the team's opening English Premier League fixture at West Bromwich Albion. A month later, those words are etched into stone. Liverpool fell 2-0 to WBA at The Hawthorns and are off to their worst start since 1962 with a solitary point in three league games. The poor start follows a calamitous end to the summer transfer window and three straight seasons out of the EPL's lucrative Top 4.
As a Liverpool fan, I was excited to be granted a review copy of Fox's Being: Liverpool, the first behind-the-scenes look at a major EPL club. Fox partnered with Liverpool on the six episode series and was given unprecedented access inside the club. It's a true win-win for both parties. Fox and Fox Soccer are granted a terrific subject for a high-profile documentary series while LFC have an opportunity to reach new fans, especially here in America where their Fenway Sports Group owners reside. The series debuts on Fox network television this Sunday around the network's NFL coverage (check your local listings). After the debut episode, the series continues on Fox Soccer Sunday nights at 9 PM.