Liverpool flop branded 'the worst signing of the Jurgen Klopp era' is now viewed as 'untouchable' at new club
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A Liverpool flop who was described as "the worst signing of the Jurgen Klopp era" is experiencing a career revival at his new club.
The Reds offloaded a number of midfielders in the summer window, including the likes of Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
But another departure in the same position was Arthur Melo, who quickly became a forgotten man at Anfield.
However, the 27-year-old ended up playing in just ONE game for the club - a 13-minute cameo in a 4-1 Champions League hammering at the hands of Napoli.
A thigh injury which required surgery kept him sidelined for a lengthy period and Liverpool paid around £342,857 per touch during his time on Merseyside.
Paul Machin of the Redmen TV YouTube channel conceded that Melo was the worst addition Klopp made, telling GiveMeSport that "it can't be classified as anything other than that".
Melo, who maintained that he had a good relationship with Klopp, returned to Juventus once the season expired but has headed back on loan again, this time with UEFA Conference League finalists Fiorentina.
And his resurgence is going well, having started all five of Fiorentina's games so far in the new campaign.
La Viola are currently eighth in the league, with four points from a possible nine in Serie A. They've also progressed to the Conference League group stages thanks to an aggregate play-off win over Rapid Wien.
Melo has scored once in a draw with Lecce and as per The Sun, local media are calling him "untouchable" after a strong start.
The ex Gremio man is confident that he has moved on from his injury problems, saying: "I am different than before, I am better. I learned a lot and feel in good shape both mentally and physically.
"At Fiorentina I want to win and learn, then we'll see what happens."
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