Date: 8th April 2023 at 11:00am
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Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Sunday for a potentially pivotal match at the top of the Premier League table. 

The Reds currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, ten points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

Arsenal, meanwhile, boast an eight-point lead over reigning champions Manchester City at the top of the table, and could take a huge step towards lifting the trophy with victory at Anfield.

Regardless of whether or not Liverpool qualify for the Champions League next season, Jurgen Klopp’s squad is likely to look quite different next term.

The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita look set to leave Anfield when their contracts expire at the end of the current campaign, and it now appears that another midfielder could be on his way out.

According to Football Insider, The Reds have told loanee Arthur Melo that they will bot be signing him permanently this summer.

The report claims that the Brazilian will now have to find himself a new club this summer, as parent club Juventus also regard him as surplus to requirements.

Arthur will not stay at Liverpool beyond this summer

Melo, 26, joined Liverpool on loan from the Italian side last summer but his time on Merseyside has not gone to plan so far.

The Brazil international has made just one appearance for The Reds so far, during a 4-1 Champions League group stage defeat to Napoli.

The midfielder underwent surgery towards the end of last year, and only returned to fitness last month.

Despite being back in contention, Klopp hasn’t yet used Melo since his return, with the midfielder being an unused substitute during Liverpool’s last three league games.

The loan agreement put in place when Melo joined Liverpool did include an option-to-buy clause, but it appears that Liverpool will not look to trigger it.

When he returns to Turin, Melo will have two years remaining on his current contract with Juventus, but it appears that the Serie A giants will look to sell the ex-Barcelona man when the transfer window reopens this summer.

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