‘Alarm bells should have rung’ – Dietmar Hamann highlights key Liverpool moment involving Pep Lijnders that should have worried fans


Dietmar Hamann believes the decision to allow Pep Lijnders to write a tell-all book on Liverpool while he was still at the club should have raised alarm bells for supporters.

The Reds are off to a difficult start to the season having recorded just two wins in six Premier League games so far this season.

Liverpool have had a really difficult start to the season
'Alarm bells should have rung' - Dietmar Hamann highlights key Liverpool moment involving Pep Lijnders that should have worried fans
Lijnders published a book that should have sounded the alarm, says Hamann
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Their Champions League campaign didn’t get off to an ideal start either, with Jurgen Klopp’s side losing 4-1 to Napoli on Wednesday night.

As a result, Liverpool are facing criticism as pressure mounts for the club to improve their results.

Klopp’s number two Lijnders has published a book called ‘Pep Lijnders: Intensity – Inside Liverpool FC’ about the Merseysiders’ successes in the 2021/22 campaign, a title which has been backed by the club itself.

The book description says: “Pep takes readers behind the scenes at Anfield, the AXA academy and the team hotel; on the field, in the dugout and back in the locker room away from the media’s gaze”.

Books of this type are common in top-level professional football, but revealing behind-the-scenes information and anecdotes while staying at a club is highly unusual.

This is why, according to Hamann, the book published by assistant coach Lijnders was concerning.


'Alarm bells should have rung' - Dietmar Hamann highlights key Liverpool moment involving Pep Lijnders that should have worried fans
Klopp’s number two gave a behind-the-scenes account of the club’s 2021-22 season
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Posting on Twitter, Hamann said: The alarm bells should have rung for Liverpool fans when the current assistant manager wrote a book while still employed by the club.

“How he was allowed to do that, I’m not too sure.”

A football fan posted the posters of the Man City, Tottenham and Arsenal All or Nothing documentaries as a response.

This apparently indicated their rejection of that claim, but Hamann added, “I don’t know where you see a comparison. Club documentary against an individual who is an assistant manager writing a book by himself telling everyone how awesome he is.

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