Jamie Carragher shares concern over Arne Slot becoming Liverpool boss | Football

Jamie Carragher believes Arne Slot is a ‘great coach’ but he has some concerns (Photo: Sky Sports)

Jamie Carragher has some reservations about Arne Slot, with the manager in talks to replace Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

With Klopp leaving Anfield at the end of the season after nearly nine trophy laden years, time is running out for Liverpool to find his successor.

The Reds were interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso and Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim, but in the last few days Slot has suddenly become the frontrunner.

The Feyenoord boss is reportedly in talks to take the reins at the Premier League giants and is keen on the job.

While well-regarded, the Dutchman is not as highly-rated as some of the other candidates and rumoured names and Carragher agrees he would not be the most inspiring appointment.

‘What I would say is that Feyenoord to Liverpool is a huge jump and I think it shows at the moment that there’s probably a dearth in terms of top managers out there,’ the Liverpool legend said on Sky Sports.

‘When you look at who Liverpool were going for initially, Xabi Alonso whose only in his first full season as a manager. There was talk of Amorim from Sporting, he’s only 39. And Arne Slot looks like he’s the favourite right now.

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Feyenoord boss Slot is the favourite for the Liverpool job (Photo: Getty)

‘I don’t think it’s like Rafa Benitez coming in or Jurgen Klopp coming in. Benitez came in off the back of two La Liga titles and a UEFA Cup. Klopp came in off winning a couple of league titles with Borussia Dortmund and getting to a Champions League final.

‘And Liverpool were actually in a different space then. I was part of the team before Benitez when we were just trying to qualify for the top four. Same with Klopp when he came in.

‘Liverpool are in a different area now. They’re actually fancying themselves to win the Premier League every season and next season the Champions League, they’ll be expecting to get to the quarter-finals at least.

‘I think it’s a huge jump. But he’s obviously a great coach, he’s got a great track record in the clubs that he’s had so far. We’ll see.’

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