Liverpool set to complete loan signing of Arthur Melo from Juventus in bid to solve midfield crisis
The Brazilian international, 26, is set to undergo a medical with the Reds on Thursday as they seek to complete a deal before the transfer window closes. There will be no option for the move to be made permanent, Tsbnews understands, with the deal seen very much as a short-term solution to Liverpool’s midfield injury crisis.
The Reds are currently without Naby Keita, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain due to injury, with Jordan Henderson damaging a hamstring in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Newcastle. Having failed in a bid to sign Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig, Liverpool have turned their attention to Arthur, who is out of favour at Juventus despite making 31 appearances in all competitions last season.
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he was wrong to suggest in July that Liverpool did not need midfield reinforcements. With a Merseyside derby against Everton coming up this weekend, and a Champions League trip to Napoli following on from that, the Reds boss knows his squad needs all the help it can get at this moment.