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Robin van Persie makes prediction on Arne Slot

Former Manchester United striker thinks Slot’s playstyle is identical to Klopp

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, has expressed his confidence in Arne Slot's ability to excel as the new manager of Liverpool. Van Persie believes that Slot's style of play aligns well with that of Jurgen Klopp, the popular German coach he is replacing.

Slot has a significant task ahead as he steps into Klopp's shoes after nearly nine years of the latter's successful reign at Anfield. The 45-year-old Dutchman is taking on this role outside his native Netherlands for the first time, marking a considerable leap from his previous position at Feyenoord.

Van Persie shares his experience with Arne Slot

Despite these challenges, Van Persie, who had previously worked with Slot at Feyenoord, is optimistic about his former colleague’s prospects. He expects Slot to handle this transition smoothly and make a positive impact in the Premier League matches.

Slot’s move from Feyenoord to Liverpool signifies an enormous step up in his career. However, those familiar with him believe he possesses the necessary skills and experience to thrive in this new environment.

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, said:

‘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-and-a-half months a year. It is a very nice, new opportunity for him. I believe it will go very well.’

Slot arriving with big baggage of expectations

In addition to Van Persie’s endorsement, Oussama Idrissi - another player who knows Slot well - also predicts success for him at Anfield. Idrissi played under Slot both at AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord and shares Van Persie’s optimism about their former coach's future endeavors.

Oussama Idrissi, former AZ Alkmaar player, said:

‘I really believe he can inspire the guys at Liverpool to play his style of football as well, I think it’s a great match, Arne Slot and Liverpool. I can see him working there for a long time. The club are very stable and so is Arne, so it’s a good match.

‘People are going to appreciate him for how well-equipped he is and they will enjoy his style of football. I’m looking forward to it a lot.’

As Arne Slot takes over one of football’s most prestigious managerial roles amidst high expectations and anticipation among fans worldwide; endorsements from figures like Robin van Persie and Oussama Idrissi certainly add weight to these hopes. Only time will tell if these predictions come true but it's clear that Slot has the backing of those who know him best.

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