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Klopp and Carragher clash over expected player performance

By Charles Cornwall

Klopp and Carragher clash over expected player performance

Both had different opinions on the signing of the Brazilian Arthur 

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The signing of 26-year-old Brazilian Arthur Melo has divided opinion at Liverpool over whether he is the player the team needed. German manager Jürgen Klopp is confident he will be useful, but Reds legend Jamie Carragher disagrees and has said the club will need to make better moves in the next transfer window.

Hailing from Juventus, the midfielder was the latest signing at Anfield before the deadline. His arrival follows the injury to captain Jordan Henderson in Thursday's game against Newcastle, while Spain's Thiago Alcantara has not played since August due to a muscle problem and will be sidelined for more days.

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The Reds boss praised the characteristics of the South American player who from 2018-2020 played for Barcelona. He said that although he has not played for a long time because Juventus did not have him in their plans, he will be very important for their approach, especially to strengthen the midfield that also has the losses of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.

‘Arthur is here and very good and very important for us but he didn’t play football for a long, long time and yesterday played a rondo with us. We thought actually until last night that he would not be available, he was in the squad but it was not the plan.So we have to see how we manage him. Arthur is now coming in. He hasn’t played football for a while so we have to see how we can use him’.


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Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool did all they could in this window, but the next transfer window will be important for the club. "There's no point buying players you don't need," the Reds legend pointed out, indirectly pointing to Arthur who has yet to make his debut for the club, but was included in the list of players who will be in the Champions League from Wednesday.



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