Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders lifts lid on secrets behind the team’s failed attempt to win quadruple last season.
Liverpool assistant Pep Lijnders has lifted the lid on the secrets behind his team’s quadruple-chasing last season.
Liverpool became the first English team to play every game possible in a season; three domestic trophies and the Champions League.
However, in the end, they fell short, with heartbreak after losing the EPL title to Manchester City and the Champions League final to Real Madrid in Paris.
In his book, ‘Intensity, Inside Liverpool’, Pep Lijnders tells the story of the remarkable 2021-22 campaign, with all its highs and lows.
And Jurgen Klopp in the book provided the foreword, suggesting that it is his assistant’s “obsessive” detailing of his sessions for the players which led to the book and explain the genius behind it.
Klopp paid tribute to his assistant saying: “Pep is unique. I’ve never met anyone like him before and I’m not sure I’ll be fortunate enough to do so again in the future. He is studious and coaching-obsessed; he believes in the training process with a passion I’ve never seen before.
“It was his obsession with chronicling everything we do that led to this project happening. This diary, this book, is our story of 2021/22.”
But Klopp and Lijnders believe the story of the season will show the fans the remarkable character of their team and the staff at the club.
Lijnders explained: “We were all in. I obviously had no idea how the season would turn out, but whatever happened, I’d committed to this project. As we say, what we do we do 100 percent at Liverpool FC.
“I decided we would hold nothing back in this book; what you read is what happened as it happened throughout the course of the season. I believe this book is for anybody who loves the game. You’ll read all about the decisions, the training, the tactics, the team talks, and how Jürgen motivates and leads this team, players, and staff, like no one else can as we had an incredible season, winning two trophies and going close in two more.”
Klopp believes that the passion of his assistant will illuminate the behind-the-scenes secrets for the fans.
He said: “We do things our own way. People who read this will feel an even greater connection to our team. His only motivation for this project was to give our supporters a closer insight into our world. The decisions, how we reach them, and the reasoning behind them.”