WOW 😳 Arthur Melo’s first words as a Liverpool player as transfer deadline day talks explained

Arthur Melo says Liverpool’s stature in world football made their move an easy one to accept as he joined on a season-long loan from Juventus.


The Brazil midfielder completed the formalities of his medical at the AXA Centre in Kirkby after flying into the region from Turin on Thursday and he becomes the fourth signing of the summer after Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho.


Arthur’s arrival eases the pressure on an injury-hit midfield department as Jurgen Klopp takes his side to Everton on Saturday without captain Jordan Henderson, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita, while Curtis Jones is yet to play this season after only returning to training this week following a calf issue.


Juventus have claimed Liverpool have an option to make it permanent next year for a fee of £32m with the Italians also suggesting the Reds have paid around £3.5m for the loan.

Arthur talked up the history of his new club telling “I’m really, really happy to be here wearing this great shirt with this famous badge that represents so much in world football, it’s a dream.


“We talked a lot, and our ideas and visions were a good fit so I’m sure it was the right choice. I’m really happy and highly motivated to continue living my dream on the pitch and giving my all in a Liverpool shirt.


“Liverpool have a wonderful history in football. I’ve played against Liverpool, I know what it feels like to be in the stadium with the fans behind them.


“I was with the opposition and now I’m on the right side so I’m really excited. It’s a massive club with a great manager, great players. As I said before, it’s a dream to be here.”


Liverpool feel their strong Brazilian contingent that includes Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel will help the new arrival settle quickly on Merseyside.


The 26-year-old, who will wear the No.29 shirt, could go into the match-day squad on Saturday lunchtime at Goodison Park.

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