Liverpool midfielder Arthur Melo is desperately trying to catch the eye of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
Arthur’s time at Liverpool has so far been a resounding failure. Since arriving from Juventus on loan last summer, the Brazil international has played just 13 minutes of football.
Now fit again after a four-month absence, The Daily Mail report that Arthur is still hoping to make a ‘strong impression’ on Klopp in training.
It’s claimed that the 26-year-old is aware that he’ll probably be leaving parent club Juve on a permanent basis in the summer. As a result, he’s keen to leave a positive impression at Liverpool.
The suggestion is that as a free agent, or at least as an available option, Arthur hopes he’ll be brought back to Anfield.
Arthur still hoping for second chance at Anfield
Arthur’s situation at Liverpool is really quite an interesting one. Despite his lack of any kind of game time, the player himself seems to be enjoying his time on Merseyside.
He also seems to have been making a really good impression on the coaching staff. The Brazilian’s desire to turn out for the youth teams to get himself fit hasn’t gone unnoticed.
And yet, there’s only so far good showings in training can take you. Unless Arthur starts to show that he can offer something to Liverpool on the pitch, there’s zero chance of him prolonging his stay at the club.
However, if he can, then there remains a slim chance that it could happen. Liverpool need midfielders this summer and need to find value where they can get it. They reportedly agreed an optional fee of around £32m with Juventus to sign Arthur permanently.
Although that now looks way too high, perhaps the Reds could re-negotiate that as a result of his lack of playing time.
By all accounts Juventus are desperate to get him off the books. Coupled with that fact that he’s known and liked around Anfield, maybe he’s worth a punt at a very cheap fee. That all rests on him showing something on the pitch. If he does, maybe there’s a conversation to be had. If he doesn’t, it’ll be sayonara.
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