Feyenoord’s Arne Slot confirms Liverpool interest

Feyenoord coach Arne Slot during Thursday's match. Photo: Vincent Jannink ANP

Feyenoord coach Arne Slot has told reporters that he would like to move to English football club Liverpool and that he is confident the two clubs will be able to work out a deal.

Slot, who has two seasons left on his contract in Rotterdam, has emerged as Liverpool’s top choice to replace Jürgen Klopp.

He made the comments before Feyenoord’s match against Go Ahead Eagles which the Rotterdammers won 1-3 confirming their place in Champions League football next season.

“The only thing I can say about it is that the clubs are in negotiations – and then you sit in the waiting room and wait for what will come out. It seems clear to me that I would like to go to Liverpool,” he told ESPN. “Now I am waiting to see whether the clubs reach an agreement. I have every ­confidence in that.”

Liverpool captain, Dutch international Virgil van Dijk, has already said he could see Slot coming to Anfield. “The way of playing and the philosophy he has, that means he could be a Liverpool coach,” Van Dijk said earlier this week. 


Meanwhile, PSV Eindhoven confirmed their place at the top of the Eredivisie on Thursday night with a thumping 0-8 win against Herenveen. Officially, Peter Bosz’ squad is not yet champion, because Feyenoord is “only” nine points behind and there are three games yet to go this season. 

There is no Eredivisie football on Saturday because of King’s Day. The remaining five games in the current round, including the key NEC – AZ game, take place on Sunday.

If NEC, currently sixth in the league, beat AZ, who are fourth, they will overtake Ajax.

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