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Feyenoord coach confirms he's joining Arne Slot as latest Liverpool appointment

Head Performance coach Ruben Peeters of Feyenoord during the UEFA Europe League Play Offs match against AS Roma
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The wait goes on for the new-look coaching staff to be confirmed at Liverpool. Although Arne Slot has now started his reign as the club’s head coach, little else has been confirmed about his support team.

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In fact, Liverpool fans are still waiting for a first interview or an unveiling Feyenoord coach confirms he's joining Arne Slot as latest Liverpool appointmentof sorts for Slot, despite his tenure having begun over the weekend. Andy Robertson has also confirmed that the club’s players are yet to hear from their new head coach.

Despite the long wait, it won’t be long before Slot is on Merseyside for the start of pre-season, by which time the former Feyenoord boss’ backroom team should be in place. One member of the support staff has at least confirmed his appointment now.

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Ruben Peeters will be following Slot from Rotterdam as he becomes Liverpool’s new first team lead physical performance coach. His agency announced he would be making the move to Anfield last week, and the man himself has now confirmed his appointment on LinkedIn.

“I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as First Team Lead Physical Performance Coach at Liverpool Football Club!” he wrote.

Peeters is expected to be followed to Liverpool by other members of Slot’s support staff from Feyenoord. Sipke Hulshoff looks set to become an assistant to the 45-year-old after leaving his role with the Netherlands ahead of this summer’s Euro 2024, although he gave a cryptic response when asked about following Slot earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Dutch outlet Algemeen Dagblad has suggested another of Slot’s assistants could struggle to make the move to Anfield. He is said to be keen to bring Etienne Reijnen with him to Merseyside, although the 37-year-old doesn’t have the requisite coaching qualifications to make a move to the Premier League.

Liverpool.com says: Slowly but surely, Slot’s team is taking shape. It is perhaps taking longer than some would have hoped, and fans do tend to get a bit restless when there’s a delay in any unveiling, but that will come in time. After all, it’s not like there’s really anything going on at the moment.