Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders lifts the lid on a sensational season, with his no holds barred book ‘Intensity’. This is the definitive inside story of how an incredible 21/22 season developed for the Reds, from the plans being put in place during pre-season training to the unprecedented drive for all four major honours.
Written alongside LFC’s Head of Editorial, James Carroll, Pep’s debut book gives supporters expert first hand insight into everything from training to tactics and team talks.
The foreword of the book is provided by the boss, Jürgen Klopp: “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, our story of 2021/22.
“OUR IDENTITY IS INTENSITY” , declares Liverpool FC assistant-manager Pep Lijnders in this compelling account of the 2021/22 season, and from the very first chapter he takes us on a footballing thrill-ride we will never forget.
Liverpool’s blistering brand of football has revived a sleeping giant, energised its vast army of fans, entertained crowds
at home and all over the world, and redefined coaching excellence. Now Pep tells the inside story of a season
which, even by LFC standards, has been truly sensational.
Week by week as the drama unfolds it’s all here: from pre-season to unforgettable finale; great goals and gruelling schedules; passionate team-talks and personal reflections; unsung heroes and Kop idols; the pride and the passion, the joy and the heartache… and the fun.
In his own engaging and inspiring style, Pep takes readers behind-the-scenes at Anfield, the AXA Training Centre and
the team hotel; on the pitch, in the dugout and back in the dressing-room away from the media glare.
In forming a ‘one-club’ mentality, Jürgen Klopp, Lijnders and co have also created countless modern memories for the LFC family, and this unique book chronicles their legacy. It’s an unprecedented account of a season at an elite football club from one of the game’s most thoughtful students.