Last week he caused an uproar when neither Arthur Melo was on the field nor on the bench for Liverpool in the home game against Rangers. Jurgen Klopp had 12 players on the bench, but not Arthur, although he had attended open training the day before.
Later last week, it was revealed that he had ruptured the muscle in the front of his thigh, and that he had to have surgery. The player will be out for 3-4 months.
“Last week hasn’t been the best for me…You know, I unfortunately had an unfortunate injury to my left thigh, which is going to keep me out of action for quite some time,” Arthur wrote in an Instagram message on Friday night.
He thinks he is now ready for the next step. During the national team’s break, he chose to stay on Merseyside, train and play matches for the U21 team.
“It comes exactly at a time when, after great effort and a lot of hard work, I was ready to establish myself in the team, and I was ready to fight for my dream of playing in the World Cup,” he writes.
will come back stronger
He writes that he is determined to come back stronger after the injury. Now he probably won’t be injury-free and ready to play again until February. Liverpool have loaned the player all season, with an option to buy for £33m next summer. It is only an option and not an obligation to purchase.
Now is the time to put my head up, and with my family, do everything I have to do with my team, to make sure I come back stronger, as soon as possible. No obstacles should stand in the way of my career progression, and I have great ambitions to show what I can do on the field, writes the 26-year-old.
In the meantime, I will continue to support my teammates in Liverpool, and the beloved Brazilian national team. Thanks for all the support messages!
Arthur had 13 minutes of first-team play for Liverpool before his injury. They came when he made his debut in the first leg against Napoli. He was an unused substitute in matches against Ajax and Brighton. Liverpool reportedly paid £4m for the loan deal with Juventus.
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