Arthur Melo arrived in Barcelona in 2018 as one of the figures of the Porto Alegre Guild that held the 2017 Copa Libertadores. The agreement was closed at almost 40 million euros and the Brazilian, who was seen to have Barça DNA, arrived at the Camp Nou with the promise of competing equally with the then questioned Sergio Busquets.
But that did not happen, and beyond some glimpses as the organizer that he once was in his native country, he did not add the minutes he expected and ended up abandoning the Catalan discipline to sign for Juventus.
In Italy history repeated itself. He added twenty games per season with the Vecchia Signora, but without the prominence that was asked of him, and he was losing more and more ground, to the point that in this transfer window he finally said goodbye.
The surprise is that Arthur did not come to any team but to Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool. The Reds, who lost Thiago Alcántara for a few months due to injury, quickly searched the market for a midfielder and decided on the Brazilian, who arrived on loan with a purchase option.
However, almost a month after his arrival, the news is not encouraging for the Brazilian footballer. He has barely added minutes and for a few weeks the rumor has been circulating that the German coach got tired of him.
Furthermore, according to Sky Sportsthe last decision of the Liverpool coaching staff was to send him to the reserve team to improve his physical condition.
A few days ago, in fact, Arthur was part of the Reds’ under-21 win over Leicester and then played some 60 minutes in the loss to Rochdale.
Klopp’s idea is that the Brazilian manages to get ready in the shortest possible time to be the alternative they went looking for and which he still can’t even get his hands on… otherwise, the Brazilian’s stay in Liverpool, apparently, will be shorter than expected.