Arthur Melo's days at Liverpool could be soon over and the club should "cut their losses" in January, according to former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton.
The Brazilian is on a season-long loan with Liverpool from Juventus, which includes an option to make the transfer a permanent one for €37.5million.
But he has played just 13 minutes for the first-team after being ruled out with a long-term thigh injury.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was asked about the fitness of the player and the potential of ending the loan early in January last month and he said: "A serious injury. He's here. It's a long-term injury and when he's back, we'll think about it again. But at the moment, it's too far away. No [we won't end his loan in January]."
"It is time to move on"
Former Aston Villa and Spurs defender Huttong believes the Liverpool midfielder's time could be up at the club.
Talking about the possibility of cutting the loan deal short, he told Football Insider: “I think they will and he’ll be off.
“They have obviously needed somebody in the door quite quickly because of all the injury problems they had. It has not quite worked out.
“We have not seen him. So it is one of those ones where maybe it is time to cut their losses and move on.
“They will have players back from injury, they might go and use the transfer window in January to bring in reinforcements. It is just probably one of those ones that has not worked at all.“
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