‘Work hard’ – Fabrizio Romano drops Liverpool transfer request after AXA training ground update
It goes without saying at this point that Arthur Melo is going absolutely nowhere (as it stands) in the January transfer window.
Speaking about the Brazilian’s short-term future at Anfield, Fabrizio Romano made it clear on Twitter that the club are keen to keep the midfielder for the duration of his loan spell.
Arthur Melo had the chance to play for the Liverpool U21 side for 90 minutes – his first start in 129 days, working hard to be 100% ready. 🔴 #LFC
Arthur will continue to work at the AXA Training Center. No plans to leave in January from the players’ side or from Liverpool, as mentioned. pic.twitter.com/H8n8ZY4PTy
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2022
On the contrary, key figures on Merseyside were said to have been impressed with the Brazilian’s dedication to training after apparently engaging in double sessions and asking for minutes with the Under-21 side.
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Commitment to the cause can only go so far at Anfield, of course, although it is an important first step that should not be overlooked.
Having first caught the eye in Catalonia, before his ill-fated spell in Turin, we hope to see Arthur take a big leap to Merseyside beyond the international break.
The importance of Thiago Alcantara – a player some consider stylistically similar to the 26-year-old playmaker – will present a significant hurdle in that regard.
Knowing the Spaniard’s injury record, however, we can be sure there will be chances for the loan signing to shine, whether that’s through rotation or the former being forced into another stint on the sidelines.
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