4 Dutch players Arne Slot could bring to Liverpool in the summer transfer window

Will the incoming Reds manager be tempted to bring some Netherlands stars with him to Anfield?
NEC Nijmegen v Feyenoord - Dutch Eredivisie
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Liverpool should be busy in the summer transfer window given their impending return to the Champions League and Premier League title aims. And while it hasn’t been confirmed, it has been widely reported that Feyenoord boss Arne Slot will be the next manager in the Anfield dugout.

The lack of confirmation is, of course, understandable, with the much adored Jurgen Klopp still in charge on Merseyside, while Slot still has to finish the Dutch season.

But the incoming manager may already be planning for life at Liverpool, and he could turn to his compatriots to help ease the transition.

Here are four Dutch players that Slot could bring with him to Anfield in the upcoming summer transfer window:

Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta)

The Reds have been linked with Atalanta midfielder Koopmeiners for quite some time, but last summer instead opted to sign the likes of Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch and Dominik Szoboszlai.

But Slot could have his own plans in the middle of the pitch for the new campaign, with the versatile Koopmeiners certainly an exciting option.

The 26-year-old, who boasts 21 Netherlands caps, has had another superb season for the Italian club, registering tallies of 15 goals and seven assists so far.

Atalanta are doing their utmost to return to the Champions League next season, but he could have other ideas on his future given that Liverpool will definitely be there.

The midfield at Anfield has seen quite a turnaround in recent times, so Slot may be reluctant to make too many changes. But with Thiago likely to leave sooner rather than later, a new face may just be needed.

Jorrel Hato (Ajax)

A product of the Ajax youth academy, centre-back Hato has developed into an important first-team player, despite being just 18 years old.

The teenager is also already a Netherlands international, having replaced a certain Virgil van Dijk during a Euro 2024 qualifying win against Gibraltar in November for his debut.

The youngster comes with the added bonus of being able to operate at left-back, with such versatility always welcome when a club is trying to compete on various fronts.

Joe Gomez has performed that role to great effect for the Reds this season. But perhaps the current Reds man will need to make way for fresh blood ahead of the new campaign.

Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen)

Another young defender that could potentially be on his way to Anfield this summer is Bayer Leverkusen star Frimpong.

After shining at Scottish giants Celtic, the right-back was snapped up by the Bundesliga club, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The 23-year-old has been a crucial player in an unforgettable season under Xabi Alonso, with Frimpong producing 14 goals and 12 assists from defense. The full-back has been vital at both ends of the pitch, with him and his club closing in on a stunning unbeaten treble.

One major problem will, however, be the incoming battle for his services. Frimong is unsurprisingly attracting interest from a long list of clubs, while Leverkusen won't want to lose him anytime soon.

Donyell Malen (Borussia Dortmund)

One area that Slot may have simply no option but to strengthen this summer is out wide, and in particular right-wing.

The future of Egyptian star Mohamed Salah remains up in the air, with the Liverpool icon linked with a summer transfer window exit, primarily to Saudi Arabia.

If that is the case, Borussia Dortmund attacker Malen represents a possible replacement, with the right-winger boasting 14 goals in all competitions so far this season. He also has five assists, with the attacker currently on 30 Netherlands caps.

Salah leaving certainly wouldn't be the worst possible scenario for the Reds. They would still have the likes of Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota in attack.

But whether the quartet would be enough to successfully compete on all fronts is another matter entirely.