How Liverpool staff have privately reacted to Arne Slot’s appointment

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Liverpool’s appointment of Arne Slot appears to have gone down well with club staff.

The 45-year-old certainly has a supporter in outgoing assistant boss Pep Lijnders who is understood to consider his compatriot the best Dutch coach in world football.

“His appointment has been received well internally at Liverpool, where some staff members have had contact with him stretching back long before this process began,” James Pearce and Oliver Kay reported for The Athletic.

“They consider him likeable and collaborative and feel that Slot seems to be an ideal cultural fit.”

Jurgen Klopp signed off on his Anfield career with a 2-0 win over Gary O’Neill’s Wolves, with the Reds securing third place in the English top-flight.

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Arne Slot observes proceedings at Feyenoord – (Photo by BART STOUTJESDIJK/ANP/AFP via Getty Images)

There will undoubtedly be those who point to Slot’s limited array of silverware secured during his stay in Dutch football.

The former AZ Alkmaar boss has secured two pieces of silverware with Feyenoord whilst also reaching the final of the Europa Conference League.

By comparison, Jurgen Klopp had won two Bundesliga titles in a row whilst having also reached the Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund.

At that point, however, the 56-year-old was considered by far and out the obvious candidate to take over from Brendan Rodgers.

Fast forward to the modern day and there is no other candidate that stands out head and shoulders above our incoming boss.

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  1. It’s a shocking appointment. Best Dutch coach in the world? What an accolade…Better than koeman and ten haag?! Fair play to him. He looks and talks like a poor man’s brendan Rodgers…and his dealing with the appointment through the media is embarrassing. I bet he has a picture of his face above the fireplace. He’ll build a team around grav and gak…and i wouldn’t have them in the u21s. Grav has potential, but hasnt shown it, especially at 150k a week…1.8m for the summer off? Down off it. Gakpo wouldn’t make the Crystal Palace team, nor would he start for Newcastle, Brighton or West Ham…The only good that can come from this tragedy, is a mid table finish next season, a sacked dutchman and a ready alonso. Seat belts on, two if you can reach. We’ve got the mighty Kezman factor about to impact. I truly hope I’m wrong, but the bang of crass off this man stings the nostrils. It’s rank, and gross, and it stanks to heaven. However, if he starts Jayden on the first day of the season, I’ll consider a road to acceptance. Nyoni, Koumas and Kone-Doherty not far behind

    1. Are you Austin Powers’s dad? Because I haven’t seen such hatred towards the Dutch since that movie came out. Might I remind you (if you even are an LFC fan) that people severely underestimated Luis Suarez because he was a prolific goal scorer in the Dutch league. He never said he would build his team off of someone else’s appointments just because they’re from the same country, so get off of it.

      1. People also thought Salah was a waste of money, a proven premier league failure. And then the rest is history on that one.
        But it’s kind of daft the same idiots saying how terrible a Dutch appointment is were calling for lijnders to take the job, despite, you know, being a failed Dutch manager.

  2. Pantry Lady: “I hope Mr Slot is not a Jonjo Mk 2. That baldy was such a spoilt brat.”

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