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Arne Slot makes first signing as Liverpool boss after raiding his old side Feyenoord

Arne Slot makes first signing as Liverpool boss after raiding his old side Feyenoord

The incoming Liverpool boss has already secured his first recruit.

Arne Slot has made his first signing as Liverpool boss by raiding his former club Feyenoord.

The Dutchman will officially become Liverpool head coach on June 1, replacing Jurgen Klopp who stood down as manager after almost nine years at Anfield.

It promises to be an interesting summer for Liverpool fans, who will be hoping Slot can help the team improve on their third-place in the Premier League in 2023-24.

Slot will bring in his own players and staff, and it appears that he has already started the process.

Slot's backroom staff is starting to take shape after the first member of his dugout was confirmed.

Ruben Peeters is following Slot from Dutch giants Feyenoord to become Liverpool’s new first team lead physical performance coach.

Peeters served as head of performance at the Eredivisie club over the past three seasons, following six years as a physical coach with Belgian side KRC Genk.

Peeters' agency, Claes Agency, announced that he will be accompanying both Slot and assistant manager Sipke Hulshoff on the move to Anfield.

The agency wrote in a LinkedIn post: "Done deal by Claes Agency: Ruben Peeters to Liverpool FC!

"Ruben will be Liverpool FC’s first team lead physical performance coach, accompanying Arne Slot and Sipke Hulshoff.

"From KRC Genk to Feyenoord to the big stages at Liverpool FC. You’ll Never Walk Alone Ruben Peeters! Inspired by your future."

Arne Slot- Getty
Arne Slot- Getty

Slot is also expected to bring Etienne Reijnen with him to Merseyside, while Mark Burchill and Craig McKee have both been tipped to join new sporting director Richard Hughes at the club from AFC Bournemouth.

Klopp's exit means that coaches and backroom staff including Pep Lijnders, Peter Krawietz, Vitor Matos, John Achterberg, Jack Robinson, Andreas Schlumberger, and Andreas Kornmayer have all left as well.

Peeters will help replace Schlumberger and Kornmayer, who served as head of fitness and conditioning and head of recovery and performance respectively.

Liverpool are currently advertising for a first team set piece coach, first team physiotherapist, and physical performance coach-strength and conditioning lead on LinkedIn.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Liverpool, Transfers, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Arne Slot, Feyenoord, Football