BEING: Liverpool is a behind-the-scenes documentary being shown on FOX which gives viewers an insight into the goings-on of Liverpool Football Club—starting with this past summer, leading into the beginning of this season.
The show is obviously a PR exercise for Liverpool and while it does show a lot of footage football fans would never have access to, it's not a fly-on-the-wall, warts-and-all type production like HBO's fantastic Hard Knocks series. Then again, it was never going to be, given the station that is broadcasting it.
The show gives viewers a chance to see some of the thinking behind Brendan Rodgers' footballing philosophy as well as a chance to see both manager and players in their home environment, surrounded by their families.
Obviously, seeing Steven Gerrard sitting in his mansion, with his white piano, is not something that's really going to interest many people because we've seen it before. However, seeing Lucas Leiva, Seb Coates and Luis Suarez sitting with their families playing monopoly does give an interesting insight into just how normal many professional players are.
The main focus of the show has been Rodgers, both in home and work environments, and I thought I'd take a look at four things people will have learned about Rodgers from watching the show.
Obviously, some of these things will already have been known to those who looked into Rodgers when he was appointed, but to the casual fan—who may not have been very aware of him before his appointment—these may have been surprising things to learn.