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Who will be on Arne Slot's backroom team? Liverpool to make more appointments post-Jürgen Klopp

Sipke Hulshoff and Arne Slot on the Feyenoord bench.
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Liverpool is not just losing Jürgen Klopp this summer. In addition to the manager departing, Pep Lijnders and several other key names behind the scenes are also moving on, with the highly-rated Dutch coach set to take over at Red Bull Salzburg.

As a result of the exits, there are lots of appointments that Liverpool will need to make even now the official announcement that Arne Slot is taking over the reins has arrived. Alongside the 45-year-old, there will need to be a lot more incomings to replace the expertise that has been lost.

Sipke Hulshoff was Slot's assistant at Feyenoord and he will be moving to Liverpool with Slot. To make that happen, Hulshoff has resigned from his role with the Dutch national team, meaning he can start earlier in the summer rather than waiting until after the summer's European Championship.

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Rúben Peeters, head of performance at Feyenoord, and Etiënne Reijnen, a former center-back turned coach, could both move to Liverpool with Slot too. John de Wolf is another assistant with the Eredivisie side, though it remains to be seen how many of the Feyenoord staff that Slot worked with there will be joining him.

Marino Pušić, now the head coach at Shakhtar Donetsk, is highly rated, but he is expected to remain with the Ukrainian outfit having made the step into being a number one. The Daily Mail has reported that he was asked to come to Liverpool by Slot but he wants to continue where he is having only been there for a few months.

John Achterberg and Jack Robinson are both leaving from the existing goalkeeping department but Cláudio Taffarel is expected to remain at Anfield into the Slot era. Jyri Nieminen is Slot's goalkeeping coach at Feyenoord and perhaps could be an option to move across to Merseyside to fill one of those vacancies.

Liverpool has also advertised for a set-piece coach, which is a new role rather than a replacement being required, and Portuguese coach Rúben Pinheiro has confirmed that he has applied for the vacancy. Arsenal has benefited from having a specialist in that role this season and the Reds are looking to follow suit.

Liverpool.com says: It was apparent at Anfield on the final day of the season that there is a lot of work to be done to replace those who are leaving. A total of seven staff members are moving on and that means their expertise will need to be replaced. There is time to do that, of course, and further announcements might well be made before June 1, when Slot officially begins.