Former Slot assistant shares what Reds fans should expect on matchday and Gomez discusses his future

  • A former long-term Slot assistant spoke glowingly about the new Reds coach
  • He is not Jurgen Klopp and that is still okay.    
  • Joe Gomez plans his future in football and with Liverpool
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We did it, we have reached Friday, which means we have gone one business week without Jurgen Klopp. We did it. Now, with that being said, it is the end of the week which means it is time for another news update in and around the club.

Today, a former Arne Slot assistant talks up the Dutch coach while Joe Gomez opens up about his future and what Liverpool means to him.

Let's dive right in, shall we?

Slot Assistant describes what to expect from Slot on matchday's

Marino Pursic was Slot's assistant for five years before he took the Shakthar Donetsk job. He recently spoke with The Telegraph to enlighten Reds fans on what we can expect from the Dutchman in a great many capacities.

""You will not see him running to the stands and jumping and that kind of thing, he's very switched on, very much focused on the details." He continued; "Arne is calmer, he has of course a lot of passion for the game and he always has nice interactions with the people. He has a lot of feeling for good atmospheres in stadiums and appreciates the fans a lot.""

Marino Pursic to The Telegraph

So, we won't see Arne pulling a hamstring celebrating a goal? Fair enough. However, sometimes, that can be a good thing. Slot seemingly having the ability to not get too high or low might be a positive influence on a lot of the youngsters in the side.

He is a true tactician that is constantly analyzing what can be improved and what tactics need to be changed throughout. This should mesh with the Reds well.

Joe Gomez hopes for long Liverpool future

The super utility man Gomez had one of, if not his best, season at Liverpool this past campaign. He was used all across the backline and even made some solid appearances in a holding midfield role when he performed admirably.

Gomez recently spoke to The Anfield Wrap about his future prospects and it sounds like he wants to stay in Red.

""I think people from the outside looking in are probably envious of what we have here. Being here this many years it’s only grown over time making me realise how special it is here.""

Joe Gomez to The Anfield Wrap

He is one of the few longstanding Liverpool players that has been playing for the Reds through various challenges. At one point, most fans, myself included, thought it might be best for him to move on.

However, he has turned around the narrative and holds a massively important role in the squad for the time being at the very least.

Liverpool could be eyeing up a Caoimhin Kelleher replacement

It is beginning to look more and more likely that Liverpool will finally be forced to sell Kelleher this summer following his heroics and stellar play in relief of an injured Alisson Becker.

If the Republic of Ireland international does depart, along with the leaving Adrian, there will be a hole behind Alisson that needs filling.

This is where 26-year old Feyenoord keeper Justin Bijlow could come into play. Having already played under Slot in Holland he could make a smooth transfer to be the Reds new No. 2. A rumored cut-rate fee of £10 million would go nicely with the Reds transfer plans.