According to Guillem Balague, Liverpool has “no intention” of letting Arthur Melo go during the January transfer window
The Brazilian international was only acquired by Liverpool on loan from Juventus a few weeks ago, in the waning moments of the summer transfer season.
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly not happy with the 26-year-performance old’s in training thus far, according to TMW in Italy’s report this week, which was published by HITC Sport. As a result, the Reds may decide to end the contract this winter.
Balague, a reputable Spanish journalist, has dismissed the idea.
Balague said on Twitter that Arthur is still being evaluated at the Axa Training Center and that Klopp’s coaching staff has actually commended him for his commitment to achieve.
Since moving to Merseyside, Arthur has only played 13 minutes of competitive football while wearing a Liverpool jersey.
He wasn’t as physically fit as the rest of his Reds colleagues when he first joined, which accounts for his slow start.
Due to the international break, Klopp’s team won’t play again until October, giving the former Barcelona midfielder a fortnight to continue improving his fitness.
A risky and foolish decision would be to fire Arthur as early as January.
The German manager would and might be shooting himself in the foot if his most recent signing is parted with too soon. Klopp sorely needed another midfielder, and with FSG unlikely to approve any mega-money transfers during the winter window.