Jurgen Klopp was willing to wait until 2023 before making a high-profile move, so the Reds didn’t add to their midfield ranks during the summer transfer window.
Though players like Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, took up positions in the medical room as the injuries mounted, Liverpool scrambled to find a last-minute solution.
On the eve of the transfer deadline, Liverpool moved swiftly to acquire Arthur from Juventus on a season-long loan. Juventus later disclosed that the agreement also included a €37.5 million (£32.5 million) option to purchase provision.
Due to the 26-year- old’s lack of recent competitive action for Juventus, Klopp has been introducing him gradually. He made his Champions League debut in last week’s 4-1 loss to Napoli.
As James Milner was selected ahead of him in midfield, Arthur played just 13 minutes of that game. He also saw no action as a substitute against Everton and most recently Ajax.
Even though the Brazilian’s contract with Liverpool runs through the summer of 2023, Tuttomercatoweb believes that if Liverpool is successful in bringing in a new midfielder, the loan period may be shortened short this winter. According to the source, Arthur does not fit the type of player that Klopp was looking to sign this summer, and the Reds would not hesitate to return the midfielder to Turin.
Arthur may be on his way out of Liverpool
Although Massimiliano Allegri, the manager of Juventus, had no qualms about allowing the ex-Barcelona player to depart on deadline day despite Paul Pogba’s critical injury, it appears that Allegri does not have Arthur on his radar.
The Old Lady has until the conclusion of the 2024–25 season for Arthur’s contract to expire, but Liverpool is not anticipated to use their option to make the agreement permanent, therefore his future is still up in the air.
Jude Bellingham, a talent for Borussia Dortmund and England, has long been linked with a move to Anfield when it comes to famous midfielders Liverpool is interested in.
The 19-year-old has already established himself as a significant player for both club and nation. On Wednesday, in a 2-1 Champions League loss to Manchester City, he scored the opening goal for Edin Terzic’s team.
Bellingham announced throughout the summer that he would stay at the Westfalenstadion for the 2022–23 season, and Dortmund were unlikely to approve a sale in either case.
However, a fierce competition for the midfielder’s talents is anticipated in 2023, when Liverpool and Manchester United will both be vying to sign him back to their respective countries.
Ibrahim Sangare of PSV Eindhoven and Nicolo Barella of Inter Milan have also been suggested as potential targets for the Reds, but the latter recently extended his contract with the Dutch team through 2027.
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