I know he’s a very good coach… Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo on Arne Slot

I know he's a very good coach... Liverpool forward Cody Gakpo on Arne Slot Transfers

Arne Slot is likely to take over from Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.After winning the domestic league and Dutch Cup with Feyenoord, he is ready to hit the Premier League.

However, the level of the league is not comparable, he does not have a wealth of experience in the Champions League, nor does he have much experience in directing top players.Liverpool’s Dutch international Cody Gakpo gives his honest opinion on the Dutch manager, who will be a big step up and a challenge.

“To be honest, I have never worked with him.”

“I know of course that he is a very good coach who has shown it at AZ and Feyenoord too.”

“Of course, we played football a few times against often, difficult games.”

“I am very curious and I think we are all very much looking forward to it.”

“The focus at the moment is not there yet and is now on finishing the last two games well for ourselves, the club, the coach, and then we will look further at the new coach.”


The 24-year-old forward joined Liverpool from PSV Eindhoven in the winter of 2023, although a move to Manchester United was seen as likely. He is used more as a centre-forward than as a left-winger, his main position, and is sometimes used as an inside half.

He is the type of player who likes to hold the ball up in terms of playing style, and shines more on the wings than in the middle of the front line. He is also an attractive shooter and passer from the cut-in, and it will be interesting to see how he will be used in the new system next season.

In any case, what synergies will be created in a team that may have more Dutch players under a coach whose first language is Dutch…?