Feyenoord’s classy gesture to Arne Slot ahead of Liverpool move

Arne Slot of Feyenoord
Arne Slot of Feyenoord -Credit:2024 BSR Agency

Arne Slot is taking charge of his final Feyenoord game this afternoon.

The Dutchman confirmed this week that he will be leaving the club to take up the role at Liverpool. The Reds are replacing Jurgen Klopp, who will say an emotional goodbye to the club after nine years this afternoon.

Liverpool take on Wolves at Anfield, but most of the concentration will be on a farewell to the German coach who led the club to their first ever Premier League title. Ahead of the game, the manager wrote an emotional open letter to supporters.

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But Klopp is not the only one saying goodbye this weekend. Slot’s move to Anfield means that he will have a farewell match with Feyenoord taking on Excelsior at home in the Eredivisie, the club have already confirmed a second-placed finish in the league, meaning that it will be a similar situation in concentration being on goodbyes.

Ahead of the match, Feyenoord made a classy gesture to Slot ahead of his move to Liverpool.

As the players warmed up for the game, the club displayed a banner with Slot’s picture and the words “Walk on, Walk on” written across it. The words referencing the lyrics to Liverpool’s club anthem.

Slot has been in charge of the Dutch club since the summer of 2021, in that time, he has led them to one Eredivisie title (2022/23) and one Dutch Cup triumph (2023/24). Of his 147 games in charge in all competitions, he has won 96 and drawn 27.

The 45-year-old will officially take charge at Anfield ahead of pre-season, when he can work with the squad ahead of the start of the new Premier League campaign. His first game will be on the weekend of August 17–18, when the 2024/25 season kicks off.