Robin van Persie makes Arne Slot Liverpool prediction that will leave Man Utd supporters nervous

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has backed Liverpool's new head coach, Arne Slot, to do 'very well' following his appointment earlier this week.

The 45-year-old saw his three-year stint at Feyenoord come to an end on Monday, winning them both the Eredivisie title as well as the Dutch Cup, both on top of taking them to the final of the Europa Conference League back in 2022. Now he has the unenviable task of replacing Jurgen Klopp.

"It is certainly not an easy decision to close the door behind you at a club where you have experienced so many wonderful moments and worked successfully with so many wonderful people," the Dutchman said in a farewell message to Feyenoord.

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"But as a sportsman, an opportunity to become a head coach in the Premier League at one of the biggest clubs in the world is difficult to ignore.

"I am grateful to Feyenoord for their willingness to cooperate in this transition. I have thoroughly enjoyed my three years at Feyenoord and have felt very much at home from day one, both within the club and with the supporters.

"Feyenoord is the club where I was able to celebrate the first major successes in my career as a trainer and where I experienced many great matches, so I cherish those memories.

"And as a football fan, I will certainly continue to follow the club, not least because I am convinced that there are still many great things to come in Rotterdam. I wish Feyenoord and everyone who cares about this wonderful club all the best for the future."

Slot's first action as Liverpool boss will be the club's pre-season tour of the U.S where they're scheduled to face off against both of Van Persie's former Premier League clubs in the form of the Gunners in Philadelphia on July 31st and United in South Carolina on August 3rd, alongside a clash with La Liga side Real Betis ahead of the start of their 2024/25 campaign.

Speaking to ESPN after being confirmed as Dutch club SC Heerenveen's new manager, Van Persie, who worked under Slot at Feyenoord for over two years, highlighted the nature of English football as one that will suit his former boss down to a tee claiming: "I think [he'll do] very well, very well.

"How he wants to play is in line with Klopp’s style of play and what they are used to there. I expect them to do very well. Liverpool is one of the nicer clubs in England. I have been able to play for two other very nice clubs.

"Slot has already been able to practice well at Feyenoord in that rhythm, but there [England] it goes very hard and fast for 11 to 11.5 months a year. It is a very nice, new opportunity for him. I believe it will go very well."