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Liverpool have 'no intention' of allowing player to leave Anfield despite reports

Liverpool have 'no intention' of allowing player to leave Anfield despite reports

Liverpool are unwilling to let a player leave Anfield.

Liverpool will not allow midfielder Arthur Melo to depart Anfield this January despite reports suggesting that he is likely to leave the club.

The 26-year-old joined the Reds in the summer on a season-long loan from Serie A side Juventus but has only appeared once after suffering a thigh injury in October.

Reports have suggested that the disastrous spell could come to an end early with Brazilian side Palmeiras keen on bringing the midfielder to his native country.

However, the Liverpool Echo recently said, as reported by Anfield Watch, that there were no plans for the player to leave Merseyside and that the club were happy with his progress.

He joined Klopp's side on their training camp in Dubai last month and ahead of schedule with the potential to return from injury soon.

Could he be the answer to Liverpool's problems?

Liverpool are struggling for form at the moment and one of the areas where they have been lacking quality is in midfield.

A return to fitness for Arthur could provide an answer to their problems, but given he's barely featured for the Reds it's hard to judge whether he is good enough.

He would almost be like a new signing and given his experience playing for some of Europe's top clubs it's worth keeping him around to see what he can bring to the table.

The Reds also paid a loan fee of £3.9m to his parent club so will want to get something for their money.

They still have the option to purchase the Brazilian for £32.3m in the summer, and whilst it's unlikely at this stage if he impresses then a nominal fee for a player yet to reach his prime could become a bargain.

Klopp and Liverpool need all the help they can get at the moment and a rejuvenated Arthur could be just what they've been looking for.

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Topics: Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Anfield, Premier League, Transfers