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Arne Slot: Why Liverpool are appointing Feyenoord's fiery head coach to succeed Jurgen Klopp

Once the dust had finally settled on Jurgen Klopp's bombshell announcement that he would be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season, attention begrudgingly turned to who would succeed the legendary German at Anfield.

For a long while, it seemed like former midfielder Xabi Alonso would step into the hot seat, but the Spaniard has since announced his surprise decision to turn down both the Reds' and Bayern Munich's interest and remain at Bayer Leverkusen. This seemingly catapulted Sporting CP boss Ruben Amorim into prime contention, however Liverpool's interest was then cooled.

The vacuum created by this surprise turn was eventually filled by Feyenoord's Arne Slot. He was Tottenham's number-one candidate following Antonio Conte's departure last season, but the Dutch side playing hard ball meant Spurs eventually settled on Ange Postecoglou.

Liverpool were more persistent. Back in April it was widely reported that negotiations over a compensation package were well underway, with a fee of around €10 million (£8.6m/$10.7m) proving enough to tempt him away from the Eredivisie. Now, after Klopp welcomed him to the club in his own unique way after the Reds' final-day victory over Wolves, Slot has been officially unveiled as the new King of Anfield.

He has seriously impressed in the Netherlands, but is he a good fit for the Merseyside giants? Below, GOAL takes a look at his career, development and tactical philosophy to find out...

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