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Jürgen Klopp’s departure for Liverpool marks the end of an era. A very successful era that brought the league title back to Anfield after 30 years of waiting. But every end also marks a new beginning. And Liverpool will be led into a new era by Arne Slot, the Dutch who is coach coming after a successful three-year tenure at Feyenoord.

In the red jersey, Klopp won the Premier League, the Champions League and the FA Cup, along with several other trophies, and his team was the biggest threat to the convincing Manchester City almost every season. It seems that Liverpool is now in the phase of restructuring and building a new championship team. In all of this, they will be led by Arne Slot, a Dutchman for whom this will be his first coaching job outside his homeland.

Klopp je u crvenom dresu osvojio Premier ligu, Ligu prvaka i FA Cup, uz još nekoliko trofeja, a gotovo je svake sezone bio prva pratnja uvjerljivom Manchester Cityju. Čini se da je Liverpool sada u fazi restrukturiranja te izgradnje nove šampionske ekipe. U svemu tome s klupe će ih voditi Arne Slot, Nizozemac kojemu će ovo biti prvi trenerski posao izvan domovine.

Arne Slot signed for Liverpool

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Before entering the competitive part of the season, the new coach had, of course, a summer transfer window. Just under 80 million euros were spent, and they signed Guido Rodriguez, Viktor Gyökeres and Michael Kayode. Only Thiago left, whose contract expired.

All reinforcements played a huge role in the first season. Guido is the kind of player Liverpool were looking for last summer, and the conclusion of the new coach was obviously that Endo was not the one (he mostly came off the bench). Gyökeres became the starting striker, and the young Kayode made it possible for Trent Alexander Arnold to spend most of the season in midfield.

Liverpool kept a solid form throughout the 2024/25 season. They spent the whole season in the TOP4 position. However, already in the third round, they were defeated at home by Manchester City. This indicated that they would not be able to keep pace with the Citizens.

They did very well in the premiere season of the new format of the Champions League with 22 points in the league phase. Although it should be noted that they had a favorable draw, so their strongest opponents were Atletico Madrid and Tottenham.

The Champions League was a more successful competition for Liverpool. Arne Slot led them to the semi-finals of that competition in his first season.

They won no trophies in the first season, reaching the quarter-finals in both domestic cups.

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A season without a trophy meant that the new transfer window would be extremely important. And Liverpool started that part strongly. The club’ record-breaking sum has been paid for a player when they signed Victor Osimhen as the first reinforcement. Four more players were signed in the summer: Andreas Christensen, Alan Varela, Guilherme Arana and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

Although almost 200 million euros were spent, and only the reserve left back Kostas Tsimikas left the club, no breakthrough in terms of results was made. Moreover.

Given the fact that Man City took the double domestic crown last season, Liverpool played the Community Shield as runner-up. And that’s how Arne Slot got his first trophy with the English giant.

The problem arises when we mention the fact that in other competitions they experienced the same success as last season. Maybe even worse.

They got to the final of the Carabao Cup (defeat against Man City), round of 16 in the Champions League (defeat against Man City), and in the Premier League they fell to fourth place, with six points less than last season.

Turbulent transfer window, and then…

After another unsuccessful season, the board decided to increase investment. €257m was spent on three players, and Giorgio Scalvini, Federico Dimarco and Bruno Guimaraes signed for Liverpool.

It turned out to be a great move. Liverpool was leading the table after seven Premier League games, but…

Arne Slot received an offer to move to Real Madrid, which he – accepted.

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After the departure of the Dutchman, Liverpool fans got their wish as Xabi Alonso was brought to the bench, but the results did not improve. The Reds finished the season without a trophy once again, and in fourth place in the league.

Arne Slot led a total of 137 games on the Liverpool bench. He recorded 85 wins, 23 draws and 29 losses. He won one trophy – the Community Shield in 2025.