"Arthur has asked" - Reporter reveals how Melo is getting up to speed

Journalist Simon Jones has revealed how Liverpool's latest signing Arthur Melo is getting up to speed.

The midfielder joined the Reds from Juventus on a season-long loan at the beginning of September.

With that being the case, Melo did not complete Jurgen Klopp's pre-season programme.

However, the Brazilian is doing everything in his power to get up to speed.

“Arthur has asked to play for the club’s U21s and is doing double sessions as he tries to get up to speed with his new team-mates following a disrupted pre-season,” Jones wrote for the Daily Mail.

He further added: “The former Barcelona player readily admitted he was not where he wanted to be fitness-wise but double training sessions and extra gym work have helped him make up ground in recent days.

“Indeed, Liverpool staff were so pleased with his application that (Jurgen) Klopp and his coaches congratulated him after a session early last week and offered further words of encouragement as he shows greater understanding of their demands and system.

“Arthur in turn has asked if he can gain extra playing time with the club’s U21s. He has also shunned extra days off during the forthcoming international break and has asked to stay instead to train every day.”

Anfield Watch Verdict

It is brilliant to hear that Melo is looking to get up to speed. We are looking forward to seeing the midfielder play for Liverpool's first-team on a consistent basis.

Melo has represented the likes of Barcelona and Juventus, so he obviously has a fair bit of ability.

But, only time will tell if the 26-year-old is to have an impact at Anfield. On another note, the international break is here, which is a bit of a shame.

Liverpool's next Premier League fixture is against Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on the 1st of October.

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