In summary

  • He is taking over from Jürgen Kloop.
  • Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk are about to enter the final year contract.


Liverpool has confirmed the appointment of Feyenoord manager Arne Slot as their new head coach to replace Jurgen Klopp.

According to slot his first assignment would be ensuring    Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk remains with the club.

Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk are about to enter the final year of their Liverpool contracts.

The 45-year-old will officially begin his role at Anfield on June 1 – subject to a work permit – after Liverpool reached an agreement over a compensation package with Feyenoord.

Liverpool have not disclosed the length of Slot’s contract, but the Dutchman is believed to have penned a three-year deal until the end of the 2026-27 campaign.

Slot arrives at Anfield on the back of a highly successful three-year reign at Feyenoord, whom he led to Eredivisie glory in the 2022-23 season, one year after they lost to Roma in the Europa Conference League final.

Following last year’s top-flight success, Slot snubbed interest from Tottenham Hotspur to pen a new contract with the Rotterdam giants, who also clinched the 2023-24 KNVB Beker under his wing.

As well as getting the squad accustomed to his style of playing in his first pre-season – although his high-intensity methods are not too dissimilar to Klopp – the 45-year-old faces some key transfer and contract decisions.

Slot agenda

A new centre-back and new midfielder could be targeted following the exits of Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara, fuelling suggestions that some of Slot’s trusted Feyenoord performers – such as David Hancko or Mats Wieffer – could follow him to Anfield.

However, the Dutchman is thought to be prioritising the rebirth of attacker Darwin Nunez, who has mixed unpredictability with profligacy during his first two years in a Liverpool shirt and lost his place in the XI during the closing stages of the season.

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