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Arne Slot sent clear Liverpool transfer advice as 'impossible' Jurgen Klopp claim made

Arne Slot
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Igor Biscan has shared what was missing for Liverpool last season, giving some advice to incoming boss Arne Slot.

The Dutchman is due to officially start his tenure at Anfield on June 1 following Jurgen Klopp's exit last week. He will have a head start over the coaches of some of his rivals with Chelsea, for instance, yet to appoint a manager.

Klopp led Liverpool to eight major trophies during his nine-year tenure, however, the Reds failed to secure the Premier League title in his final season in charge. Speaking to OLBG, Biscan says that was down to not having a prolific goalscorer and added this was the reason they dropped out of the title race.

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"At times this season it looked to me that they might need a really good finisher in front of goal," he said. "I would go for a proper centre forward, a goal scorer, because they've created so many chances this season and missed a lot. That is the reason they didn’t stay in the title race."

Biscan, who was part of the Liverpool squad that won the Champions League in 2005 under Rafa Benitez, also believes fans will need to be patient with Slot, as 'nobody' can replace a coach like Klopp. "Nobody can replace Jurgen Klopp," he added. "It's just impossible to replace a person and a coach like him.

"I don't think any Liverpool supporter should expect any person, any coach to be able to do it. It will be unfair if anyone expects this from Slot. It's a new era, it's the beginning and the new coach needs support.

"He needs the same amount of support that every coach has and every player has, whoever plays for Liverpool. It's a good team, it's a young team, there is a lot of potential and of course I expect Liverpool to challenge for the trophies in years to come."

Despite collecting a number of titles, Biscan thinks Klopp was unfortunate not to win more due to Manchester City's dominance. "Unfortunately for Jurgen Klopp and for all the supporters, he's been at the club during the era of rich people who controlled Manchester City," he added.

"City were just too strong and all those titles proved that they are the best team of the last decade. So of course you would hope to win more than one Premier League title but in the circumstances it’s okay.

"Everybody was happy because the long wait was over. Also the Champions League trophy is a massive one too. Not only the trophies and so many big games, but the way they played, the way they connected with the fans and the special way they played football just brought so many people to this club and won so many new supporters and this is something which is down to a manager as well.

"So it's been an amazing time the last, what, eight, nine years with Klopp and hopefully something similar will happen with the new manager."