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Arthur Melo became a real problem for Jürgen Klopp. The German coach needed a brand midfielder in the absence of Naby Keita due to injury, but he did not find it in the former Gremio de Porto Alegre. According to English media, the Brazilian is not in shape, his attitude with the coach is not the best and he demands minutes without deserving them.

Klopp had no choice but to send him to add minutes in form with the youth squad. In other words, practically, the 2017 CONMEBOL Libertadores Cup champion will be part of the reserve team. As if at Real Madrid he played for Castilla or with Barça B in the culé team. He is only 26 years old and his career stalled in an unexpected way.

His talent is undeniable, but no one can understand why he hasn’t caught on with any European club yet. Why didn’t he look for better options on another scale, in a second-tier cast? From Gremio he went to Barcelona, ​​then to Juventus and now to Liverpool? He also hasn’t been able to run away from injuries these last four years.

Arthur Melo is a problem for Klopp

The ‘Reds’ are suffering at the start of the season due to the lack of variants. Thiago started the campaign injured, as well as central defenders Konaté and Matip, Keita is not there, Elliott does not provide security and Darwin Núñez is not at the expected level. Arthur was thought of as the direct replacement for Alcántara, but his level, pace and physical condition did not accompany that intention.

The immediate solution is to give filming with the subsidiary while his teammates go to their selections. Until that he lost. Brazil was Copa América champion in 2019 with him in midfield, now he is not among Tité’s options. Quite rightly, a Champions finalist coach like Allegri did not want to keep him on his squad.

Arthur Melo had the chance to play for 90 minutes with Liverpool U21 team — it’s his first start in 129 days, working hard to be 100% ready. 🔴 #LFC
Arthur will keep working at the AXA Training Centre. No plans to leave in January on player or Liverpool side, as mentioned.