Liverpool midfielder Arthur Melo is now vying for a starting spot against Everton next Monday. Following his injury, the Brazilian has returned to full first-team training
According to the Daily Mail, Arthur now believes Klopp will include him in Liverpool’s team against Everton. This Wednesday, the 26-year-old went through training without incident at the Reds’ headquarters. Last Sunday, he also practiced with the club’s fringe players.
Arthur has struggled to establish himself at Anfield after joining from Serie A club Juventus. According to Sky Sports, Liverpool sealed a season-long loan agreement for the midfielder in September for £4 million. Their agreement also includes the option to purchase him for £32 million this year.
However, Arthur’s Anfield journey has been marred by a thigh injury, with the Juventus loanee just making one appearance for Liverpool. In September, Klopp used the 22-cap star as a substitute against Napoli in the Champions League. He was a substitute in two Premier League games.
Klopp has seldom had Arthur available since tearing a thigh muscle in October. The Goiania native was aiming to improve his fitness after missing out on a full pre-season with Juventus last summer. He is now determined to assist Liverpool get off to a good start in the Premier League.
ARTHUR IS READY TO FORGET HIS INJURY AND SHOW KLOPP HOW MUCH HE MEANS TO LIVERPOOL.
Liverpool irritated Arthur by not include the injured midfielder on their Champions League roster last week. But he has remained positive and expects to put his fitness difficulties behind him. He also aims to impress Klopp and get a full-time contract.
In truth, Klopp has yet to see what Arthur has to give Liverpool due to his lengthy absence due to a major injury. But the Brazilian is eager to put on a display and hopes to play soon, beginning with Everton. On Monday, the Toffees go to Anfield.
The Merseyside derby could also demonstrate why Reds goalkeeper Alisson Becker believes Arthur can succeed in England. “He’s a wonderful player and I’m looking forward to him being totally fit,” he told Sky Sports after his comrades’ transfer.
“We understand that traveling from one country to another is difficult. But football is the same, and with his skills and mentality, he can overcome any of these minor issues. I am confident that he will contribute to the team’s success.”