Liverpool’s possible line up under Slot with three new signings and Salah axed


Arne Slot has emerged as one of the top contenders to replace Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager this summer – and it is easy to see why the club are interested.

After lots of talk about Xabi Alonso and Ruben Amorim, Feyenoord boss Slot has now jumped to the front of the queue. The managerial market is a busy one, with Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Liverpool all searching in the same pool of candidates and plenty could change between now and the summer.

But Slot appears to be a good fit for Liverpool due to his playing style and coaching philosophy, which echoes the Klopp playbook. “We are an attack-minded team that likes to have a lot of the ball, and we play with a lot of intensity,” he told UEFA of his style with Feyenoord. “When we don’t have the ball, we want to win it back as quickly as possible by being aggressive and pressing to win back possession. I think we are a team that is difficult to beat.”

Slot came close to taking over at Tottenham last May, but they could not agree a financial package with Feyenoord and ended up with Ange Postecoglou instead. The 45-year-old Dutchman doesn’t just fit theoretically, he has also won trophies, claiming the Eredivisie title last season and the Dutch Cup this term.

But what might his arrival upon Merseyside mean for the Liverpool team? Gazing into our crystal ball, Mirror Football has pondered that very question.

First thing’s first, Slot’s formation is clear: a 4-2-3-1 in possession, which can be flexible to accommodate attacking talent. He played it with AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord and wouldn’t need to change much at Liverpool, who play in a similar 4-3-3 formation under Klopp.

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