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Liverpool FC to become reality TV show

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Liverpool FC are to allow a documentary crew to film the inner workings of the club as part of a new TV show that they say will be "a remarkable series for every football fan on earth".

The club have partnered with the Fox Soccer channel in the USA and will begin collecting footage in May to coincide with the club's participation in the FA Cup final.

Filming will continue during the club's North American tour in July and carry on for the first few games of the 2012-3 season.

Liverpool say they will produce six episodes in total and the documentary will be called "Our Liverpool: Never Walk Alone". They hope it will reach over 100 million viewers.

"This is going to be a truly remarkable series for every football fan on earth, watching the inner workings of one of the world's truly great clubs, and seeing things no one outside the inner sanctum has seen or experienced before," Fox Sports Media Group chairman and CEO David Hill said on the Liverpool website.

"Liverpool FC is cherished by its community and hundreds of millions of fans worldwide. Working with a team so unique, and wrapped in so much history, is a natural fit for a project of this magnitude and uniqueness."

Liverpool's chairman Tom Werner added: "I expect that it will be compelling programming as Liverpool will provide unprecedented access. This will be an amazing opportunity for our fans to see a new side of the club and for us to reach out to many more potential supporters around the world who will come to understand what makes Liverpool FC so special."

Liverpool are likely to want to keep a close eye on the final edit of the show to try and avoid a repeat of what happened to Queens Park Rangers when they let a documentary crew film the workings of their club for the recently broadcast BBC film 'Four Year Plan'.

The resulting programme was so chaotic that one reviewer said the film would "likely scare off any other clubs from letting cameras in again".

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