Л.Liverpool’s imperfect march to the 2020 Premier League title was interrupted – and almost derailed – by a coronavirus pandemic; the club had to endure nervousness for several weeks before deciding to end the season instead of giving up. This unexpected tremor is the main point of interest in this otherwise leather, self-congratulatory description of Liverpool’s triumphant season; super-authorized version where no one stops for a second and everything is presented in admirable hagiographic terms.
Admittedly, it would be difficult to do so in any other way, the exchange will be plentiful access to the esteemed and likable Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, and talks for talks with club captain Jordan Henderson, laser-eyed center-back Virgil Van Dick and Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino from Smile, among others. Emotional and exciting, Klopp generally has good value, talks about his relationship with his father and insists that everyone – including hot dog sellers – need to be at the top of their game for the club to succeed.
But there’s not much more insight you can get from a roll of YouTube highlights: a little sense of the work required to pull off a strong team achievement or what exactly consists of the preparation and planning that Klopp constantly invokes. Much of the running time is spent in awkward interviews with Liverpool fans around the world – a rather shameless offer to keep the club’s international audience away.
Market research may have shown that a promotional, brilliant “celebration” together will increase revenue, but anyone looking for more than what is essentially a corporate statement will be disappointed.
• The End of the Storm is available on digital platforms from November 30.