Liverpool is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with Disney+ for the rights to a behind-the-scenes documentary series capturing the final season of Jurgen Klopp’s managerial reign. The project, already in progress, was initiated to document the 2023/24 season at Liverpool, gaining additional intrigue with Klopp’s announcement of his last season in charge.
The Daily Mail reports that Amazon, known for the “All or Nothing” brand featuring Manchester City, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur, had declined the opportunity to purchase the project before Klopp’s departure news. Concerns over the level of access reportedly influenced Amazon’s decision. Klopp, having vetoed a proposed “All or Nothing” series in 2018, allowed this project with the condition that cameras would not follow players into private areas, potentially limiting the depth of coverage.
Netflix, another potential buyer, expressed reservations, and with other networks operating on smaller documentary budgets, Disney+ emerged as the front-runner. The sale of rights for the docuseries is expected to generate around £10 million for Liverpool.
Disney+ already boasts a range of sports documentaries, including classics from the ESPN: 30 for 30 catalog and originals like “Matildas: The World at our Feet,” following the Australian women’s national football team. The collaboration with Liverpool marks another addition to Disney+’s comprehensive selection of sports content.