Arne Slot makes first Liverpool addition as new boss gets busy at Anfield

Arne Slot has made his first Liverpool signing as new boss gets busy at Anfield (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool’s coaching team is shaping up as Arne Slot prepares to take the reins, with Ruben Peeters confirmed as the new first team lead physical performance coach.

The Dutchman is bringing his trusted colleague from Feyenoord to Anfield, where Peeters has excelled as head of performance for three seasons after a six-year stint at KRC Genk.

Claes Agency, representing Peeters, proudly announced on Monday that the 32 year old will be joining Liverpool, alongside Slot and assistant manager Sipke Hulshoff.

They shared the news on LinkedIn, accompanied by a video which Peeters reposted, stating: “Done deal by Claes Agency: Ruben Peeters to Liverpool FC! “

The agency further celebrated Peeters’ career progression with the message: “Ruben will be Liverpool FC’s first team lead physical performance coach, accompanying Arne Slot and Sipke Hulshoff.”

They added a touch of inspiration to their announcement, saying: “From KRC Genk to Feyenoord to the big stages at Liverpool FC. You’ll Never Walk Alone Ruben Peeters! Inspired by your future.”

As Slot gears up to begin his tenure as Liverpool’s first-ever head coach on June 1, rumours are also swirling about Etienne Reijnen joining him at the club. Additionally, Mark Burchill and Craig McKee are speculated to follow new sporting director Richard Hughes to Liverpool from AFC Bournemouth, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Anfield is set for a major shake-up this summer following the departure of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager. His trusted team, including Pep Lijnders, Peter Krawietz, Vitor Matos, John Achterberg, Jack Robinson, Andreas Schlumberger, and Andreas Kornmayer, have all followed him out the door.

Peeters has been brought in to fill the roles left vacant by Schlumberger and Kornmayer, who were head of fitness and conditioning and head of recovery and performance respectively.

In addition to these changes, Liverpool are also actively seeking to fill several key positions within their first team staff. The club is currently advertising on LinkedIn for a first team set piece coach, a first team physiotherapist, and a physical performance coach-strength and conditioning lead.