‘I Hadn’t A Clue’: Robbie Fowler Shares His ‘Honest’ Opinion About Arne Slot Becoming Liverpool Manager

‘I Hadn’t A Clue’: Robbie Fowler Shares His ‘Honest’ Opinion About Arne Slot Becoming Liverpool Manager

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has shared his ‘honest’ opinion about the appointment of Arne Slot as the successor to Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds’ managerial hunt has quite surprisingly come to an end when the news of Feyenoord boss Arne Slot taking the reins from outbound Jurgen Klopp came out of nowhere.

This is classic Michael Edwards fashion of operation where after the emergence of a sudden update, the negotiations progressed rapidly and the final update came within a few hours.

Just 24 hours prior to Slot’s emergence as the frontrunner, the Merseysiders were considering Ruben Amorim as the likely replacement for the German tactician.

However, the Portuguese manager’s inclination towards West Ham United prompted LFC to shift their focus towards the Dutchman.

Robbie Fowler On Arne Slot

The Former Reds striker has shared what he thinks about the appointment of the 45-year-old manager. Writing for the Daily Mirror‘s opinion piece, Fowler wrote,

“I’ll be honest, I hadn’t a clue Slot was even in the conversation among the power brokers who run Liverpool.

He wasn’t someone who jumped out at me as a candidate. In fact, I knew nothing about Slot at all or the way he plays and, ­probably like many people, I dived into Google to check him out.

He’s done OK at Feyenoord the last couple of seasons, but only time will tell if he can take Liverpool to greater heights than Klopp managed. That will be a tall order, but the more pressing problem for Liverpool is getting some stability back into players feeling the effects of Jurgen’s imminent departure. They’ve had nearly nine years of Klopp at ­Liverpool and suddenly everything is about to change.”

Will Slot Be Effective At Liverpool?

Although it is a sigh of relief that the English giants have finally found a manager, the question which still prevails is whether the Feyenoord manager will be able to replicate Klopp’s success at Anfield.

The Dutch manager, even though has not proven himself in the top flight of European football, is certainly a proven winner. Despite being only 45, Slot already has one Eredivisie Championship and one Dutch Cup under his belt.

His 2.13 points-per-match record as the Feyenoord manager (stats via Transfermarkt) shows that he has the calibre to guide a team to winning ways.

So all these reasons must have convinced the higher officials of Liverpool to incline towards hiring Arne Slot.

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