Former Liverpool coach weighs in on imminent arrival of Arne Slot

Arne Slot is set to succeed Jurgen Klopp this summer.

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Former Liverpool youth coach and current Salford City manager Karl Robinson has expressed apprehension about Arne Slot’s impending arrival at Anfield.

Slot is set to take over from Jurgen Klopp, who will depart after over eight and a half years in charge.

Klopp’s tenure has been transformative for Liverpool, guiding them to the pinnacle of European football and securing seven major trophies, including the Champions League and Premier League.

Slot’s appointment represents a shift into relatively unknown territory, with his coaching experience primarily rooted in the Netherlands, where he achieved success with Feyenoord by winning the Eredivisie and KNVB Cup.

Robinson, speaking on talkSPORT, voiced his concerns about Slot’s transition to the Premier League,

However, he remains hopeful that key players like Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, both with a year left on their contracts, will stay at the club to facilitate a smooth transition.

The former Charlton, MK Dons, and Oxford boss responded when asked if he’s content with Slot’s imminent arrival.

He said: “No, I’m not. That for me is a worry but as a fan, I give every manager an opportunity to succeed and I hope he does that.

“We are at this moment in time, at the mercy of one of the greatest teams we have seen in Man City.

‘We’re not that far off but they’re so great and Arsenal this season have been outstanding.

“The [Liverpool] team isn’t that far are so you’re inheriting a very good football team with young players who are getting better.

“It’s that bit of stardust, the senior ones like Salah and van Dijk and you hope they stay.”

On Van Dijk and Salah, Robinson said: “They’re two of the five players in the Premier League who are world-class.

“To put one over the other is impossible because who could argue with the numbers of Salah and who could argue with the pure class of van Dijk at the back.

“With the manager coming in who is Dutch, you hope it’s got some strength and weight of him staying at the football club.”

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