Feyenoord coach confirms Liverpool move after Arne Slot appointment

Liverpool are yet to officially announce Arne Slot’s backroom team despite confirming the Dutchman as Jurgen Klopp’s successor last month.

The former Feyenoord boss officially started in his new role on June 1, and will be officially unveiled this summer. But with roughly a month to go until he takes charge of his first pre-season at Anfield, his backroom team is taking shape despite not yet being announced.

Sipke Hulshoff is expected to join his compatriot in making the move to Liverpool from Feyenoord and take over as the club’s new assistant head coach. However, he kept his cards close to his chest when recently asked about his future.

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"I can't go into too much detail about the content, but ultimately it is the head coach who decides who comes along,” he told RTV NOF Radio. "The collaboration with Arne is at such a good level that his confidence in me is also great and that is wonderful."

Meanwhile, reports in Holland have claimed that while Slot wants to also bring Etienne Reijnen with him to Liverpool, he apparently does not have the requisite coaching qualifications to move to the Premier League and could struggle to gain the necessary work visa for the UK as a result.

However, one Feyenoord coach who will make the move to Anfield is Ruben Peeters. His agency, Claes Agency, announced the 32-year-old’s move to Liverpool last week.

And Peeters has now confirmed the move himself on LinkedIn ahead of taking over as the Reds’ new first team lead physical performance coach.

“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.

There will be mass changes behind the scenes at Anfield this summer after Klopp’s exit as manager. Pep Lijnders, Peter Krawietz, Vitor Matos, John Achterberg, Jack Robinson, Andreas Schlumberger, and Andreas Kornmayer have all joined the German in leaving the club. Peeters will help replace the latter two, who served as head of fitness and conditioning and head of recovery and performance.

While Slot’s trusted backroom team members will help fill some of the voids, Liverpool are also currently advertising for a first team set piece coach, first team physiotherapist, and physical performance coach-strength and conditioning lead on LinkedIn.