Liverpool gives Man City huge title boost as Arne Slot 'to be denied transfer wish'

Coach Arne Slot of Feyenoord before the UEFA Europa League play-off match between AS Roma and Feyenoord at Stadio Olimpico on February 22, 2024 in Rome, Italy.
Arne Slot could see one apparent transfer wish denied at Liverpool. -Credit:ANP via Getty Images

Liverpool is soon set to embark on a new era under Arne Slot, while its women's team seems to be embarking on an exciting period too. Here's your round-up of the latest Liverpool news.

Liverpool hands Man City boost with huge Chelsea win

It's been a turbulent decade or so since Liverpool was one of the founding members of the Women's Super League in 2011. Champions in 2013 and 2014, having led the way in going fully professional, other teams caught up and indeed overtook in the years that followed.

Liverpool Women found themselves in the second tier for a spell, returning to the WSL in 2022. And they are steadily ramping up towards previous heights, with an incredible victory over Chelsea last night underlining those credentials.

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Emma Hayes' side were fresh off a Champions League semi-final to Barcelona, one which many felt they were unfortunate to lose. But in a manic contest, Liverpool inflicted a 4-3 defeat, taking the lead in the 80th minute and then again in stoppage time. It became just the third team in the last seven years to score four non-penalty goals against Chelsea (h/t Bass Tuned to Red).

It gives Liverpool a chance of jumping Manchester United into fourth before the end of the campaign. But the greater implications are at the top, where Chelsea still trails Manchester City by six points, now with just one game in hand.

Man City will certainly be grateful for the favor, and is now heavy title favorite. But for Liverpool, the bigger story is the progress marker this represented, up against one of the best women's teams around.

Arne Slot 'to be denied transfer wish'

Slot is yet to be formally confirmed as the successor to Jürgen Klopp. But it's expected that he will be named as the new Liverpool manager in due course.

Or, more correctly, he'll be made the new Liverpool 'head coach'. The appointment of Slot is going to bring a change in title, with the Reds empowering a backroom including incoming sporting director Richard Hughes and FSG head of football Michael Edwards when it comes to transfer activity.

Slot will naturally have a role to play in a collaborative process, but he will not control recruitment. And it seems he could be denied one transfer wish. In conversation with Anfield Sector, Dutch outlet claimed the Feyenoord boss is 'wild' about Leeds winger Crysencio Summerville — but it seems that particular move may not be in the cards.

Speaking to the JDS Podcast, the Daily Mail's chief football reporter Sami Mokbel predicted that Liverpool would be targeting 'higher level' players. He suggested that there would be 'other irons in the fire' if another wide forward is indeed on the agenda.