Arthur Melo will not be cutting his loan from Juventus to Liverpool short, Fabrizio Romano has relayed, which means the Brazilian midfielder will remain at Anfield for the full 2022/23 season.
Being unable to sign their primary midfield target this summer, Aurelien Tchouameni, Liverpool settled for a temporary solution in the form a loan as they reportedly wait for the end of this season to make a move for Borussia Dortmund and England star Jude Bellingham. However, Arthur has hardly helped their cause at this point, playing a total of 13 minutes in one match across all competitions, a 4-1 defeat away to Napoli in the Champions League.
The 26-year-old has been an injury absence ever since, and as things stand, he’s not expected back in action before February.
The situation has led to speculative media claims that Arthur’s stay at Liverpool could end in January, but that obviously won’t be the case.
Arthur Melo’s agent Pastorello: “He’ll stay at Liverpool in January, 100%. It’s an aspect that has never been under discussion”, tells TMW. 🔴
“A possible return to Turin is absolutely not the case”.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)