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Liverpool: Arthur rumours dismissed, 28 internationals & cup date confirmed – Latest LFC News

Arthur made a late arrival on deadline day amid Liverpools midfield woes and has since only featured for 13 minutes, with time to get up speed very much needed.

The Brazilian had not played for Juventus this season prior to his move and last started a game on May 6, leaving some catching up to do.

The Atheltics Simon Hughes reported that Liverpool anticipate players to cover 55 kilometres in a two-game week, a level of intensity that takes some adjusting, not to mention the tactical side of the game.

But all that seemed to have played its role in claims from Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb that the club could cut Arthurs loan short in January, as he was not at the level that was expected.

This has been picked up by other outlets and twisted into a story much bigger than it is and journalist Guillem Balague has since dismissed these rumours.

Liverpool have not decided to extend the loan or buy Arthur but have no intention to send him back in January. They are still assessing him, Balague wrote on Twitter.

In fact, the coaching staff congratulated him on his understanding of the system and his quality. He decided to ignore days off to keep working as he knows he still has got to catch up with demands.

How about we give the guy a chance first?