Liverpool coach Arne Slot WARNED OFF signing former Feyenoord stars

Arne Slot has been WARNED against shopping in the Eredivisie upon his arrival as Liverpool’s new head coach. 

Transfer responsibility in the post-Jurgen Klopp era will largely fall to incoming sporting director Richard Hughes and new FSG CEO of Football Michael Edwards

Nonetheless, Liverpool under Slot have been linked with moves for some of the new coach’s former Feyenoord stars. 

Lutsharel Geertruida has been the one player most strongly associated with a move to Anfield with the versatile defender even attending a Reds’ fixture at West Ham recently. 

Slovakian centre back David Hancko, meanwhile, has also been mooted as a target

It’s unlikely that Slot will have a final say over transfers in the new structure and even so he has been encouraged to think about the ‘huge gap’ between the Eredivisie and the Premier League when selecting transfer targets. 

High-profile arrivals from the Dutch league to England’s top flight haven’t always done well with players like Antony, Hakim Ziyech, Donny van de Beek, Steven Bergwijn and Davy Klaassen struggling to make the grade after big-money moves. 

Mario Melchiot, a Netherlands international who played for Ajax before starring at Chelsea, believes that is something Slot and Liverpool’s new recruitment team must be wary of. 

Instead, the ex-defender states that Slot should look to work with the players he’s got at his disposal already instead of taking a plunge for the Dutch league’s leading lights. 

Melchiot: STAY AWAY from Eredivisie players

“The gap is huge between Holland and England,” he told ESPN. “When you come to England I always say: ‘Be careful with who you bring with you’. 

“That's been one of the criteria with the Dutch managers, that they sometimes bring a player from Holland and he’s been great. They talk him up and say: ‘That player is amazing’. 

“He comes to England and most of the guys that they really rave about sometimes in our country are the guys that struggle when they go abroad. We saw a number of the guys. 

“I think the first season my advice would be work with what you have and then see what you can do.”

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