Clarification provided on Liverpool’s Arthur plans

The 26-year-old’s name has taken its place front and centre in the headlines over the last couple of days

A fresh insight into the plans of Premier League giants Liverpool for midfield loanee Arthur Melo has been provided on Friday.

Brazilian international Arthur, of course, swapped Turin for Merseyside this summer, after falling heavily out of favour under the watch of Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

With Liverpool’s pursuit of alternative engine room targets having continued to prove fruitless, the decision, in turn, was taken to swoop for Arthur ahead of the summer transfer deadline earlier this month.

The ex-Barcelona talent has since gone on to feature on a solitary occasion for his new side, introduced off the bench late in a Champions League drubbing at the hands of Napoli.

Over the course of the week to date, though, word stemming from the media has pointed towards early concerns on Liverpool’s part, when it comes to the readiness of their latest recruit to contribute on a weekly basis.

In fact, on Thursday, reports by way of his home county of Brazil pointed towards Jurgen Klopp and co. preparing to open negotiations with their Juventus counterparts, regarding the possibility of sending Arthur back to Italy.

24 hours on, though, such claims have been firmly shut down.

This comes on the back of a report from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who assures that ‘Liverpool are not planning to send Arthur Melo back to Juve in January’.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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