Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has already seen enough of Arthur Melo and plans to send him back to Juventus in January, it is being reported in Italy.
Liverpool took Arthur on-loan on deadline day for the season from Juve amid a midfield injury crisis.
But TMW says is reporting that Klopp has already decided that Arthur is not up to the task – and Liverpool could make the decision to terminate the season-long deal in January, just two weeks after the midfielder’s arrival.
Arthur’s only taste of action since moving to Anfield was a brief 13-minute cameo in the chastening 4-1 defeat against Napoli in the Champions League last week.
And with Thiago Alcantara now back in the fold and a chance to get more bodies back into the fold during the upcoming international break, Arthur could find himself starved of action until the New Year.