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Arne Slot backroom team continues to take shape as another Liverpool appointment confirmed

Arne Slot during a Feyenoord training session.
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Liverpool will move into a new era this summer with Arne Slot assembling his backroom team ahead of officially starting in the role on June 1. And another new appointment has now been confirmed.

According to his representatives, who have made a public announcement on LinkedIn, Ruben Peeters will become Liverpool's first team lead physical performance coach. Peeters has previously worked at both Feyenoord and Genk.

Slot will also be joined by trusted assistant Sipke Hulshoff. Hulshoff resigned from his role with the Netherlands to make the move happen. He would otherwise have been in Germany for the European Championship this summer which would have delayed his arrival on Merseyside.

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Liverpool is currently advertising for a number of vacancies behind the scenes as it continues to reshape things at the AXA Training Centre. As many as seven members of staff waved goodbye alongside Jürgen Klopp at Anfield on the final day.

Peeters’ role appears to be similar to the jobs done by Andreas Kornmayer and Andreas Schlumberger who are both among the group of departing staff members. Kornmayer served as head of fitness and conditioning, while Schlumberger’s role was head of recovery and performance.

Liverpool is also looking for a new set-piece coach, following the lead of Arsenal and Manchester City who both have specialists in that particular role. Last week, Portuguese coach Rúben Pinheiro confirmed that he had applied for the position though it remains to be seen who will be appointed.

Liverpool.com says: It is going to be fascinating to see how the new era takes shape at Liverpool. With so many new faces arriving, there is going to be plenty to get stuck into across the course of the summer and beyond. Pre-season is always interesting to keep an eye on but there will be a fresh look to it for the first time in nine years.