Four Liverpool players who could struggle under Arne Slot

  • As we things change under Arne Slot, not every player will thrive
  • The styles of play are similar, but there are nuanced differences
  • Some big name players might take time to adjust to the new settings
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Andy Robertson

There's really no good comparison for what the fullbacks meant to Klopp's Liverpool, and shifting into a new era will be tough for both players.

However, let's focus on Robertson, as he's already beginning to show his age as he passes 30, and given the fact that Trent Alexander-Arnold could very well slide up to midfield and have outrageous amounts of success there, whether or not he's succeeding at right back.

Robertson has been a true club legend for Liverpool, but it's not clear that he'll be able to have the same level of success in the next era for the club.

His time as an elite player wasn't too far from an end with or without a managerial change, but adapting and starting anew at this point in his career may be an especially tough ask.

Slot's system probably won't allow him the forward-facing freedom that Klopp's did, thus partially taking away a part of what made him so special, while time degrades other aspects of his greatness.

Dominik Szoboszlai

This is a tough one, as Szoboszlai could have lots of success on the left in Slot's 4-2-3-1 attacking formation, as he's thrived in a similar role for Hungary and RB Leipzig, but he may not be given the chance.

Cody Gakpo should be given priority in that spot, especially under a Dutch manager, as will any mix of Diogo Jota, Darwin Núñez and Luis Díaz, depending on who is healthy and still with the club.

To be completely fair, Szoboszlai did struggle to a degree under Klopp as well, but he did have some phenomenal stretches of play.

Unfortunately, Slot's midfield may not allow him to shine his brightest, with an emphasis on possession that does not maximize his talents.