Arthur Melo arrived at Anfield from Juventus on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day in September 2022.
A classy, technical operator in the centre of the park, the Brazil international midfielder made 63 appearances across two seasons for Juve following his transfer from Barcelona in 2020, winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana.
Two campaigns at Camp Nou after a move from Gremio – where he lifted the 2017 Copa Libertadores after being named Man of the Match in the second leg of the final – yielded La Liga and Supercopa de Espana winner’s medals.
Arthur played 72 times for Barça and experienced Anfield as an opposition player when the Reds completed an unforgettable comeback in the semi-finals of the 2019 Champions League.
Liverpool’s new No.29 made his first-team breakthrough at boyhood club Gremio in 2015 under the management of Luiz Felipe Scolari and he made 50 appearances there before heading to Catalunya.
Impressive form for Gremio saw Arthur get called up to the senior Brazil squad for the first time in September 2017, with his full international debut following 12 months later at the age of 22.
Playing alongside Alisson Becker and Roberto Firmino, he was pivotal in the Selecao’s Copa America triumph on home soil in 2019, starting five of their six matches, including the quarter-final, semi-final and final.
Indeed, he registered an assist in the final victory against Peru and subsequently joined future clubmate Alisson in being named in the competition’s Team of the Tournament. He has 22 international caps, and one goal, to his name to date.
Arthur now joins countrymen Alisson, Firmino and Fabinho in Jürgen Klopp’s squad and will bolster Liverpool’s midfield options for the remainder of 2022-23.