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Forgotten Liverpool player signed by Jurgen Klopp in 2018 is still waiting for his debut five years on

Forgotten Liverpool player signed by Jurgen Klopp in 2018 is still waiting for his debut five years on

A forgotten Liverpool player is still yet to make his debut.

A Liverpool player brought to the club under Jurgen Klopp is still yet to make his first team debut - five years after signing.

Klopp has had a good success rate when it comes to transfers throughout his Liverpool tenure, with Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah among those to play a key role for the Reds over recent seasons.

There have, of course, been deals that simply haven't worked out, with the loan signing of Arthur Melo from Juventus not proving to be worth the investment so far. The Brazilian has only made one appearance for the club, and hasn't played since returning from injury last month.

Klopp has also focused on signing younger talent, with Fabio Carvalho, Harvey Elliott and Stefan Bajcetic all brought to Anfield during the German's stewardship.

But while all three of those players have contributed to differing extents this term, another young player is still waiting for his debut.

Liverpool player still waiting for debut

In 2018, Liverpool completed the signing of defender Anderson Arroyo from Colombian side Fortaleza after he impressed at the U20s South American Youth Championship.

The defender is yet to make his competitive debut for Liverpool, having spent time out on loan at a number of clubs.

The 23-year-old, who can play at centre-back and right-back, moved to La Liga 2 side Mallorca on an 18-month loan deal after joining the Reds. He was assigned to the B team during his spell at the club.

That deal was cancelled soon after, with the defender joining Belgian giants Gent. However, he did not make an appearance for the club.

Further loan spells followed at Czech Republic side Mlada Boleslav, Spanish third tier club Salamanca. He then moved up a division in Spain for the 2021/22 season, joining Mirandes.

This time around, he has spent time at fellow second tier side Alaves, but has started just one league game in 2023.

It would appear doubtful as to whether the Colombian will play for Liverpool, although he did agree a new contract with the Reds last summer. His current deal expires in 2025.

Arroyo does not currently have a work permit to play in English football, although claim that he can earn one should he play in La Liga next season, or break into the Colombia national team.

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Topics: Liverpool, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Transfers