Man City aim cheeky dig at new Liverpool manager Arne Slot

-Credit: (Image: PA)
-Credit: (Image: PA)

Manchester City posted a video of consecutive wins over Liverpool and Feyenoord, just hours after new Anfield manager Arne Slot gave his first interview since taking over on Merseyside.

Slot is the man chosen to replace Jurgen Klopp, leaving Feyenoord after three years in charge. City visit Liverpool in November in what is set to be their first meeting between Slot and Pep Guardiola's Blues.

Speaking for the first time after taking charge at Liverpool, Slot reserved praise for Guardiola and pitched his abilities as manager to his new fanbase. In one answer, he said: "There's a few similarities between Feyenoord and Liverpool. Both are cities alongside the river, people work on the docks, it's a hard working class, fans that appreciate seeing the team.

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"I think these clubs like Feyenoord and Liverpool, from what I saw of it, it just means a bit more for the fans, it just means a bit more if the team does well than at some other places around the world. This is what I felt at Feyenoord and I'm expecting to feel the same here at Anfield as well."

Klopp and players like Trent Alexander-Arnold came in for criticism last season by suggesting their trophies 'mean more' to Liverpool than City's titles. But it is the line that there are similarities between Feyenoord and Liverpool that appears to have caught the attention of the Blues' media team.

Posting a video to X, City offered a 'throwback to a week of goals in September 2017', in which Guardiola's side put five past Klopp's Liverpool on the Saturday in the Premier League, before taking on Feyenoord in the Champions League a few days later. A 4-0 win in Holland was then followed by a 6-0 win over Watford as City began their season in style. And City's video, focussing just on the Liverpool and Feyenoord results, looks to be a cheeky dig at Slot.

Speaking about Guardiola and City, Slot also said: "The new rivalry in European football came because of Jurgen – he managed Liverpool and Pep Guardiola, of course, managed Manchester City and I think for everyone who loves football it was a fantastic era to watch the both of them getting the best out of each other. Yeah, I have seen a lot of games of Liverpool, a lot of games of City as well, and when you live in Europe the Premier League is probably the nicest league to follow.

"[My style] is the style of many modern coaches at the moment: we were all a bit inspired because of the rivalry between City and Liverpool. We were all inspired by Guardiola and Klopp and I think at a big club, which I worked in in Feyenoord as well, it is probably the only style you can play – to have the ball a lot, to have a lot of energy, and I think also now there are comparisons between the club I left behind and the club I am going to work for now."