“I’m not involved in the process”: Jurgen Klopp comments on potential successor Arne Slot rumors

“I’m not involved in the process”: Jurgen Klopp comments on potential successor Arne Slot rumors

Jurgen Klopp comments on Arne Slot

Liverpool’s outgoing manager Jurgen Klopp feels that Arne Slot is a “good guy” amid rumors linking the Dutchman to the Anfield outfit. Klopp is all set to depart this summer after nine years in charge, and the club is already looking for a replacement with Slot currently linked.

In three years with Feyenoord, the 45-year-old has guided the Dutch side to one Eredivisie title, one KNVB Cup and a runners-up medal in the UEFA Europa Conference League. His accomplishments haven’t gone unnoticed with Liverpool, who are eyeing to bring Slot to the Merseyside, as the manager has also expressed a desire to join the club.

At a recent press conference, Klopp was asked about him, and the German admitted to being impressed with his style of football, while proclaiming he’d be happy if Slot does indeed succeed him as Liverpool’s next permanent manager. He said:

“I’m not involved in the process, but I like a lot about it if he is the one and wants to take the job. I like the way his team plays football. All the things I hear about him as a guy – a good guy. Some people I know, know him. I don’t know him, but some people who know him say he’s a good guy. I like that a lot. So a good coach, a good guy. Looking forward for the club, if he is the solution, if he is the man, I am more than happy.”

Klopp was further pressed on if he had any advice for Slot regarding the job, to which he responded saying:

“Best job in the world. Best club in the world, and it helps, obviously, with not finishing on a high, it looks like. Great job, great team, fantastic people. [Slot] ‘would’ [Klopp makes quote marks sign with his fingers] be taking a really interesting job.”

Liverpool next play West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday in the Premier League.

Only four games until Klopp’s departure

Jurgen Klopp is now into his final four games as the Liverpool manager. West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers stand in the way of a potential second Premier League title, although the Reds need a bit of fortune. Following the defeat to Everton in their last game, Liverpool’s title hopes are not in their hands anymore, and need both Arsenal and Manchester City to drop points, in order to stand a chance.

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