Liverpool's Andy Robertson expecting first Arne Slot phone call after Euro 2024 heartbreak

New Liverpool head coach Arne Slot will likely be making a call to senior squad member Andy Robertson after his Euro 2024 heartbreak
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Liverpool stalwart Andy Robertson may be set for his first interaction with new Reds head coach Arne Slot after the Scotland captain suffered the heartbreak of elimination from Euro 2024.

The Tartan Army fell to a last-gasp 1-0 loss versus Hungary in Group A and exited the competition, with Kevin Csoboth finishing off a counter-attack. Having been pressing for a winner in the late stages of the game, the Scotland players collectively slumped to the ground as the reality of their fate became clear in the 100th minute of play.

With Robertson and his side now set for a somber return home from Germany, it is possible that the Reds full-back may be set for a conversation with his new club boss in the coming days. Having replaced Jurgen Klopp in the Anfield hotseat this summer, Slot has admitted that his dialogue with the Kop stars representing their respective countries at Euro 2024 and Copa America has been limited.

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Speaking on the eve of the tournament, Robertson admitted that he had not been in contact with the Dutchman yet, with his focus firmly set on leading his nation. He told Sky Sports: "I haven’t spoken to him yet, I think he’s leaving us to focus on the Euros.

"It’s an exciting new challenge," he continued, as he looked forward to a new era on Merseyside. "Obviously the old era was pretty special and I’ve got a lot to be thankful for for that manager but obviously excited now by the new manager coming in — new ideas, new voice — and I’m really excited for what can come with that."

The defender did go on to express intrigue as he confirmed that he has heard rave reviews for the coach from colleagues back at the Reds' Kirkby training base. Robertson added: "I’ve got no doubts we can keep that momentum going. From all the reports we’ve had, the manager’s very good and I can’t wait to see that up close."

Sitting down for his inaugural interview in his new post, Slot updated supporters on the extent of his correspondence with the club's leading stars since he was named in the hotseat. He confirmed: "I've reached out to a few of them – all of them after Jürgen left, because I thought that was really important to be fair to Jürgen and be fair to the players.

"Because they had to end the season and I don't think I would be really happy if my successor would have called players before I left the club. Then I think it's normal to start with the captain, which is Virgil [van Dijk], which is an easy one for me because we could speak Dutch!"

The former Feyenoord coach added: "And from there on I called a few others, but not many of them because most of them are in preparation, or at this moment playing, at the Euros, and some others are in preparation at the Copa America. So I think the best way is to keep a certain distance but also be interested in them as well."