Life changed after Liverpool transfer offer as Arne Slot set to hand youngster massive chance

Arne Slot will be Liverpool's new head coach this summer
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The 2023/24 season has only just ended but all eyes are now on the 2024/25 campaign.

For Liverpool, it will be their first under the stewardship of new incoming head coach Arne Slot. The Dutchman is taking over from the outgoing Jurgen Klopp with his role officially starting on Saturday.

Eyes will be on building a squad to challenge at the top of the Premier League again next season. The Reds were one of three clubs in the title race towards the end of the campaign before a slight blip saw them fall off the pace.

It is set to be a summer of change at Anfield. And that brings a lot of stories around the club, with that in mind, here is a look at some of the latest with our own take on the stories.

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Youngster set to have chance to impress in preseason

Liverpool youngster Fabio Carvalho will have a chance to impress his new manager Arne Slot in preseason, according to The Athletic. The 21-year-old began last season on loan at Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig before switching to Hull in the January transfer window.

The report claims that Slot appears to be a fan of Carvalho, having tried to sign him on loan at previous club Feyenoord, and his style of play could work well in his new manager's favoured system. Should he fail to impress, however, another loan or even permanent move will reportedly be considered.

The Echo says: Carvalho lit up the Championship during Fulham's promotion campaign in 2021/22 and he showcased that once again as he dropped down to the second tier with Hull City in the second half of last season. There's no doubt there's a player in there somewhere, if he can start to showcase his vast potential.

It's encouraging to learn that Slot likes Carvalho, and he may be just the man to help him reach the top.

How defender's life changed after transfer

Former Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan has revealed how Jurgen Klopp helped to improve his confidence during his time at the club. The centre-back spent two years at Anfield, where he played 53 times in a Liverpool shirt.

Speaking to the club’s official website the Estonia international said: Suddenly, I – a rather shy person, to be honest – had this worldwide recognition now and it was something totally new for me. I flew back home once via Stockholm in Sweden. In passport control, the officer was like, 'Oh, you're a Liverpool player!'

But it was a dream come true and I had worked so hard for this opportunity. I remember Jürgen Klopp once said I didn't even realise how good I was.

With me, it's a blessing and a curse to not be a confident player.Not that I saw myself as a not-worthy player or whatever, instead it just pushed me to do extra training – even when I was a young player.”

The Echo says: There’s no doubt that Jurgen Klopp will be missed at Liverpool, not just for the trophies that he won with the club and the football that he brought but also for the way he helped players.

Klaven was always solid and dependable and his comments show that just a small comment from the German motivated him to work on the training pitch to continue to improve. He will no doubt not be the only player to share similar stories.