Liverpool has decided not to exercise their option to make Arthur Melo's loan spell with them a permanent one due to the series of injuries he suffered during his time at the club.
The midfielder confirmed that he will be leaving the club when his loan spell comes to an end this summer.
At the start of the season, Liverpool's midfield took a heavy hit as several injuries suffered serious injuries to key players.
With players like Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara unable to play, Liverpool opted for a deadline day rush to sign Arthur for the season with an option to make his stay permanent for approximately £32.5m.
Unluckily for both the player and the club, the midfielder’s time at the club has been plagued by injuries, and he has only made one senior appearance for the Reds.
Arthur suffered a thigh injury and underwent an operation that kept him on the sidelines between October and February.
Since recovering, he has remained on the fringes of Jurgen Klopp's team, and Liverpool has decided not to exercise their option to make his stay permanent due to his injury record.
Despite his limited playing time at Liverpool, Arthur spoke highly of his experience at the club. He praised Klopp, saying, "Since I arrived, Klopp has treated me really well. It is an honour for me to work with Jurgen. He is one of the best coaches in the world, he has always spoken well of me, he is someone incredible, and the treatment has always been really good, elegant and special."
Arthur acknowledged that the situation at the club had changed since he arrived, with the team having different needs now than they did at the start of the season. He said, "Now that I'm recovered, I would obviously like to be able to play more, but I can understand that the situation now is different from what happened when I arrived, because at that time the team had some needs and now it has others."
Although Arthur's injury record at Liverpool has been a concern, it is worth noting that he has not had a history of prolonged injuries in the past. His limited playing time at Liverpool was due to the severity of the injuries he suffered during his time at the club.
The Brazilian remains contracted to Juventus until 2025, but he is not thought to be in Massimiliano Allegri's plans for next season. He has just one goal and one assist in 63 games for the Old Lady.
Liverpool's decision not to make Arthur's loan spell permanent does not diminish his past exploits in his career. He has won numerous trophies with Barcelona and Gremio, including the La Liga and Copa Libertadores titles.
Arthur becomes the second Brazilian bowing out of the Liverpool following Roberto Firmino through the exit door.
Liverpool fans will feel disappointed about being unable to see what the deep lying playmaker had to offer.
Content created and supplied by: Victor_Bee (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More