Liverpool fans left furious by club’s shock deadline day pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo


‘Incompetent t**ts’: Liverpool fans are left FURIOUS by the Reds’ shock deadline day pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo… as they slam the club’s ‘useless’ owners FSG and label the Brazilian a ‘backwards pass merchant’

  • Liverpool fans have blasted the club’s owners after being linked with Arthur Melo
  • The Reds are closing in on a shock loan move for the misfit Juventus midfielder
  • Brazilian Arthur is seen as having a similar style to Spanish star Thiago Alcantara
  • But supporters went online to criticise the shock transfer deadline-day pursuit 

Liverpool fans have blasted the club’s owners after reacting angrily to their deadline-day pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo.

Captain Jordan Henderson came off injured in the 71st minute of Wednesday night’s 2-1 win against Newcastle, with Jurgen Klopp confirming his skipper picked up a ‘serious’ knock.

The Reds manager said: ‘Obviously Hendo is injured, he got a hamstring [injury], which is absolutely not helpful. I don’t think so. [It was] that serious that he couldn’t carry on, so it was no tactical change.’

Reds captain Jordan Henderson was injured in Wednesday night's 2-1 win against Newcastle

Reds captain Jordan Henderson was injured in Wednesday night’s 2-1 win against Newcastle

When asked if the club would do any business on deadline day, the German added: ‘I don’t think so, but as long as there is time we should not close the door completely.’

Liverpool are now on the brink of completing a loan deal for Brazil international Arthur Melo to solve their mounting midfield injury issues.

Klopp described the damage as ‘serious’ for Henderson – Liverpool’s captain will be scanned in the next 24 hours – meaning the German had no option but to move. 

Fellow midfielders Thiago, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also injured, leaving only Fabinho, teenager Harvey Elliott, 36-year-old veteran James Milner and Curtis Jones, who has not played a single league minute this year, as options. 

Contact was made with Arthur and Juventus in the early hours of Thursday morning and talks have continued in Turin over a deal that will see the former Barcelona man move to Anfield for the rest of the season. 

He is expected to arrive on Merseyside later on Thursday afternoon. 

Arthur has been on the fringes at Juventus, with his style not fitting in with the approach coach Max Allegri prefers, and has had offers from Wolves, Sporting Lisbon and Valencia in the past month. 

Of the three, Sporting appealed most with them being in the Champions League. 

But supporters have been left furious by the ‘useless’ FSG owners chasing the Brazilian, labelling him a ‘backwards pass merchant’.

One said: ‘Useless. They had 3 months and they pull out Arthur Melo on a loan. INCOMPETENT T**TS.’ 

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And Reds fans quickly went online to express their displeasure with the deadline-day pursuit

And Reds fans quickly went online to express their displeasure with the deadline-day pursuit

Another added: ‘I thought he was s***e? Bizarre move this.’ 

A third posted: ‘Sideways and backwards pass merchant. God help us.’ 

A different fan continued: ‘All the midfielders we’ve been linked with and this is the ‘right’ one? Reeks of a panic loan because Hendo got injured last night.’

Another said: ‘Jeez, we just hit bottom of the barrel.’

A sixth posted: ‘Please be the location and actually going to Everton. PLEASE.’ 

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