I think it’s pretty special for him…Former Feyenoord midfielder talks about his relationship with Arne Slot and Liverpool

I think it’s pretty special for him...Former Feyenoord midfielder talks about his relationship with Arne Slot and Liverpool Transfers

Dutch manager Arne Slot will take charge at Anfield next season as a heavyweight replacement following the departure of Jurgen Klopp. He won the domestic league with Feyenoord and lifted the league trophy this season.

The Dutch manager is excited to take charge of the Premier League and is ready for the challenge at Liverpool, but has long been committed to Klopp’s style of football.

Former Feyenoord midfielder Cole Bassett said he had used Liverpool’s videos as a reference since he was with the club.

“He [Slot] introduced quite a few things to me and made me understand football a lot better,”

“I’ve seen little things his teams have done, and I know what it takes to play at a top level. The funny thing is, he used to show us clips of Liverpool all the time.”

“Liverpool were the one team he used to emphasise to us that if we wanted to play at the top level, then this is what you had to do. And now he’s ended up there, so I think it’s pretty special for him.”

“I wasn’t surprised he’s ended up at a big club like Liverpool,”

“I never knew whether Liverpool was his team or anything but it’s funny looking back at it now.”

“He would show clips of Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz sprinting back defensively, and he’d be like ‘if you want to be at a top club, this is what you have to do.”

“It’s not like we didn’t have wingers who weren’t top players. We had Reiss Nelson and Luis Sinisterra, who are both now in the Premier League, but he was like ‘if you want to be at this level, watch what they’re doing, and this is what I expect of you.”

“Maybe Liverpool was one of the teams he aspired to be at, but it’s pretty funny he’s ended up there after showing us so many clips of them.”

“I thought he was going to go to Spurs last year,”

“But I’m glad he maybe waited it out a bit, and now he’s got an even bigger club per se with his move. It’s tough that he’s coming in after what Klopp he did there, but I’m curious to see how he does. I think he’ll do really well. But we’ll see how that goes.”

Mirror Sport