Arthur Melo, a Liverpool player, has returned to first-team training
Liverpool fans should rejoice because Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo has returned to first-team training after missing four months due to a thigh injury. This is a good boost for Liverpool, who have been plagued by injuries recently. (Image courtesy of the Daily Mail)
The team has used a variety of players, which has resulted in poor and inconsistent performances. Arthur, who joined Liverpool on loan from Juventus in the summer, has been eagerly awaited by fans who want to see him in action.
During his stay in Italy, injuries limited his playing time. Liverpool fans will be hopeful that Melo can stay injury-free and contribute on the field during his time at the club. The 26-year-old has only played thirteen minutes for the Reds since we lost 4-1 away to Napoli in the UEFA Champions League in October.
Merseysiders get Melo.
Melo’s return could not have come at a better time, as Liverpool prepares to face Everton in the Merseyside derby on Monday. The game is typically high-pressure, and Melo’s comeback could make a slight difference for Liverpool.
Although his participation as a starter is questionable, he might certainly appear as a substitute. Furthermore, despite Melo’s return, Liverpool’s injury difficulties are far from over. Key players such as Virgil van Dijk, Diogo Jota, and Luis Diaz are still absent from the club.
Due to the injury issue, Liverpool has been forced to adopt a new style of play and rely on the strength of their nearly non-existent squad depth, which has been taxed to the limit in recent times.
Hopefully, Melo does not suffer another injury, as the final few months of his contract with Liverpool will be critical for him as an individual as well.
Finally, the return of Arthur Melo is a huge boost for Liverpool as they prepare for the Merseyside derby against Everton. The Brazilian midfielder has a plethora of experience and technique, and supporters will undoubtedly be watching his performance on Monday if he does play.