Liverpool have no intention of retaining 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur Melo once his loan spell ends in the summer.

According to Football Insider, Premier League giants Liverpool have made their decision regarding the future of on-loan midfield star Arthur Melo ahead of the upcoming 2023 summer transfer window.

The Brazilian is currently on loan from Italian giants Juventus for the remainder of the 2022/23 season. A late signing provoked by injuries, he was far from a priority for the Merseysiders at that point in time.

Arthur is a forgotten man at Anfield, having made just one senior appearance for the club across all competitions. Injuries have not helped his case, but the total lack of impact he has had at Liverpool is clear for all to see.

The Reds have the option of signing the 26-year-old permanently in the summer for a fee of £33 million but will understandably not take it up. Arthur is also deemed surplus at Juventus and will be on the lookout for a new club when the transfer window opens.

Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo has no future at Liverpool. (Photo by Kirill Venediktov/Wikimedia)

Liverpool are expected to have a busy window of their own with the midfield, in particular, screaming out for reinforcements. Jude Bellingham remains the top target, with the likes of Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister, Mason Mount and Matheus Nunes among others also linked.

Despite being just 26, Arthur’s career has come off the rails the last few years. In fact, his only senior appearance involving Liverpool at Anfield came for Barcelona in their stunning 4-0 loss in 2019.

Arthur is a tidy player in the middle of the park but lacks the energy and dynamism needed to succeed in Jurgen Klopp’s high-intensity system. While a move to Anfield could give him the impetus to rebuild his reputation, one can see why Liverpool are not keen to fall down a familiar hole again.

The Reds have, in recent years, failed to move on players who are either too old or a poor fit for the system. The biggest example of that is Naby Keita, who remains the undisputed flop among the club’s big-money signings under Klopp.

It perhaps is fitting that both Arthur and Keita look set to move on next summer. Klopp has a huge rebuild ahead of him, and moving on deadwood to clear up spots on the roster will be key. Arthur and Liverpool were a poor fit to begin with, and fortunes hardly shone down on the Brazilian on Merseyside. His search for redemption will now take place elsewhere.

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