FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE “360” PORTRAIT OF LIVERPOOL FC IN NEW “IN THE SHADOW OF THE KOP” MULTIPLATFORM SERIES HOSTED BY ROGER BENNETT
Debut Digital Episode Features Interview with Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp – Available Beginning Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports YouTube Channel
Twelve Films to Premiere over Next Six Weeks on NBC Sports’ Digital Platforms; NBCSN to Televise Three Full 30-Minute Episodes
“Liverpool’s modern history is an epic story of almost Biblical proportion.” – Roger Bennett
Liverpool Aim to Win First League Title in 29 Years This Season
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 12, 2019 – In the midst of Liverpool FC’s quest for their first league title in 29 years and first-ever Premier League title, NBC Sports today debuts “In the Shadow of the Kop,” an exclusive, in-depth multiplatform series highlighting Liverpool’s unique connection to its supporters, rich history, and return to form as one of England’s most dominant clubs. Roger Bennett of The Men in Blazers, who hosts the series, traveled to Liverpool to report on and chronicle the club.
Over the course of the next six weeks, NBC Sports will release two unique digital films each week across its digital platforms, including NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app and NBC Sports’ YouTube channel. Portions of each film will air during NBC Sports’ Premier League broadcasts on NBCSN.
“Liverpool’s modern history is an epic story of almost Biblical proportion,” said Bennett. “Years of plenty followed by years of famine, replete with a pantheon of heroes, miraculous victories, and tragic, shattering moments of human suffering. Through it all, Liverpool fans passion has remained unshaken, as have their dreams of a return to the Title Winning Promised Land. I hope this show empowers fans old and new to experience every moment, and supporters of every team to savor what is truly important about the game we love — the stories we tell, the meaning we make, the emotions we experience collectively through football.”
Available beginning tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports YouTube channel, the debut digital episode of “In the Shadow of the Kop” features an exclusive in-depth interview with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Klopp joins Roger Bennett to discuss the history of Liverpool’s managers, the importance of thanking fans, the pressure of the title race, and what it means to win.
In addition, NBCSN will air three, 30-minute episodes which explore the roots of Liverpool’s rich traditions, deep ties to the local community and showcase the team’s impressive title run this season.
The Kop, one of the four stands at Liverpool’s world-famous stadium Anfield, is widely considered one of the most impressive sights in global sports; its size, scale and incline combine to create a uniquely intimidating atmosphere for opposing players.
Through extensive interviews and special features, fans will gain unparalleled insights to the history and culture that defines the Liverpool Football Club.
NBCSN presents coverage of 2nd-place Liverpool’s visit to Fulham this Sunday, March 17 at 10:15 a.m. ET. As the season starts its final stretch, Mohamed Salah looks to lead the team to its first-ever Premier League title.
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