Slot on following Klopp, winning and transfer business

Arne Slot has been speaking to the media for the first time as Liverpool's new head coach.

Here are the key lines from his news conference:

  • Slot said he would not have left Feyenoord "for many clubs": "I worked at a really special club [but] Liverpool are one. Hearing why Liverpool wanted to bring me in made [talks] go fast

  • When asked to describe himself, he said it was "not about what I tell you now" but considering Jurgen Klopp called himself the "normal one" when he arrived, Slot added: "He may have said 'normal one' but fans see him differently. What he did for the club was more than normal."

  • He is not intimidated by succeeding Klopp: "You can look at it both ways - big shoes to fill but also inheriting a squad and a team of winning culture. You want to work at a club with good players and the opportunity to win something, which Liverpool have shown."

  • On how he will integrate into the city: "I will take some time to understand everything. The way I'm going use my time in the coming weeks is to make the team ready for the first game. It always helps to get to know the city - but it helps even more if you win your games."

  • On whether young players will get their chance: "I like to see good players. If they are old or young, it doesn't matter. It's always nice when young players come through - that always gives energy into the club. In the end it is all about the quality."

  • He feels working as a head coach "is not a change as in Europe we work like this" and that there are "not many clubs in the world where one person decides everything. It is collaboration between people."

  • He is excited about managing at Anfield: "I have been there once myself and I felt what it meant to fans to see team playing. It is a win-win situation - a very good team to work with but implementing a playing style that is going be similar but different will lead to support from fans and lead to special things."

  • He is "expecting two more to join" his backroom staff and there will be "more announcements to come."

  • Finally, he offered a hint on summer transfer business: "Not specific numbers [we want]. We have inherited a squad that is a good team. The longer a team plays together, if there is a good manger or coach, normally you see it improve. I'm at a club now that not many players leave. I'm expecting to keep most of our players and from there we can only build."

An image detailing how to follow your Premier League team on BBC Sport: "On the app? Tap the bell icon to get news about your club sent to you. Signed in on a browser? Hit 'Follow' to stay up to date.