Arthur has struggled to get going since joining Liverpool from Juventus and has only played 13 minutes for the Reds. He has not been able to get into gear for his side.
The loan has gone from bad to worse with this lengthy period on the sidelines. The injury will waste a chunk of time in his short Liverpool career.
Arthur arrived at Merseyside this summer to kickstart his career after a terrible time in Europe.
Despite arriving without match fitness, he worked over the international break to get himself into shape, but all that effort looks in vain.
Liverpool paid £4 million to Juventus on transfer deadline day to take Arthur on loan for the season. They have an option to buy him permanently for £33m.
Arthur came to Liverpool after a wretched spell at Juventus in which he failed to establish himself under Massimiliano Allegri. The Italian manager never trusted the 26-year-old during his two years in Italy.
Juventus acquired Arthur in an inexplicable deal for Miralem Pjanic that profited no one. Arthur’s two years in Barcelona were unremarkable as he failed to justify his big-money move from Gremio.
His latest setback eats into his once-promising career once more. He will need all the fortitude he can muster to bounce back.
The injury leaves Liverpool short in midfield. Jurgen Klopp has already been battling with injury issues with his midfield players.
The scramble to sign Arthur came from the club’s shortages in the middle of the park. Now they’ll have to do without him until the January transfer window.
Midfield is a priority for Liverpool sporting director Julian Ward to address. This injury makes the need for a midfielder more pressing.
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