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Liverpool: James Pearce reacts to Arthur Melo injury

Liverpool: James Pearce reacts to Arthur Melo injury - Liverpool News

Liverpool correspondent James Pearce has labelled an injury update to midfielder Arthur Melo as ‘devastating news’.

The Lowdown: Surgery required

Arthur made the move to Anfield late in the summer window, joining on a season-long loan from Juventus. However, the 26-year-old has struggled on Merseyside and is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Reds.

His only first-team minutes came off the bench in a 4-1 Champions League defeat to Napoli in September. The midfielder now looks set to be out of action for three to four months after sustaining an injury in training that requires surgery.

The Latest: Pearce reacts

Pearce took to Twitter on Saturday evening to report the update regarding Arthur.

He shared a story for The Athletic, describing it as ‘devastating news’ for the player.

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The Verdict: Not good

Arthur is yet to get going under Jurgen Klopp, and it looks as if he won’t be seen in action again until 2023.

The Reds reportedly have the option to make a move permanent at the end of the season in a deal worth £32m, however, you’d say that a full-time move is unlikely at this moment in time.

Hopefully, Arthur’s surgery goes as planned and he can return in good time, where he can potentially show everyone at the club why Klopp and co decided to bring him to Anfield.

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