Liverpool's 'incredible' player has just been injured prior to facing Arsenal in more misery for Klopp
Liverpool will take on Arsenal this weekend in what is probably the biggest game of the season so far for the Reds.
Arsenal can move 14 points clear of Jurgen Klopp’s side with a win. It would be a three points which would surely all but end Liverpool’s hopes of challenging for top spot, given the Gunners’ form and Manchester City’s own relentless nature at the summit.
Of course, there can be sympathy for Klopp. He lost Sadio Mane in the summer and a number of injury problems and out form players have hampered his squad’s depth. And in further bad news today from the training ground, Klopp has confirmed new signing, Arthur Melo, is now also injured.
“Arthur Melo, in the last session before the Rangers game. Normal situation he just injured a muscle, so we have to wait for a further assessment to see how long he’ll be but he’s out,” Klopp said in his presser.
News of Arthur’s injury is not only a blow to Liverpool but also to the player himself. He’s yet to really get a chance to impress in terms of minutes, and he’ll have been hoping to feature against Arsenal.
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The worrying thing for Arthur here is that other players will now be coming back as he is also working his way back to fitness. Klopp said himself that Curtis Jones is close, which is another midfielder ahead of him in the pecking order.
For the Brazilian, it’s a bitter setback and one he didn’t need. And while Klopp didn’t say how long it might be, a muscle injury could spell problems.
If he doesn’t get back and playing before the World Cup, then there is a chance Melo – lauded for his ‘incredible‘ passing – might never even get a proper chance at Anfield before his loan ends.
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