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At the End of the Storm: Stories from Liverpool's Historic Title Win

James Pearce, Oliver Kay, Simon Hughes, Raphael Honigstein

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From the publisher:

As Liverpool ended their 30-year wait to be crowned champions of England, they were followed by their equivalent from the world of sports writing: a team of elite talents, assembled to leave all competition trailing in their wake. This is the story of Liverpool’s title win in the longest season, as told by the writers of The Athletic. Never in the history of football writing has a league race been covered in such depth by such a talented pool of writers as the newly-assembled staff of The Athletic. The result is an alchemical blend of inside access and expert analysis; great ideas and beautiful writing. Liverpool’s title win is relived in real time, in 360 degrees.

Articles include profiles of each of Liverpool’s title winners by their former youth team coaches; on-the-road features from the hometowns of some of their international superstars, including Oliver Kay watching Sadio Mane score against Manchester City in the company of the striker’s family, in Senegal; Daniel Taylor watches Liverpool-Man City in the company of Kevin Keegan and James Pearce spends 90 minutes analysing Virgil van Dijk; plus there’s exclusive interviews with Jurgen Klopp, and the club’s US owners.

The author:

When they set out to revolutionise sports writing around the Premier League in the summer of 2019, The Athletic assembled the best team in UK journalism. They include James Pearce, the superbly-connected beat reporter recruited from the Liverpool Echo to cover LFC week-to-week; Oliver Kay, the award-winning feature writer and author signed from The TimesSimon Hughes, author of seven books about Liverpool and a former staff writer at The Independent and Raphael Honigstein, the celebrated German football expert who provides in-depth reporting on Jurgen Klopp’s rise to the top of English football.


Polaris Publishing/Backpage Press
23 x 16 cm
352 pages
October 2020