Arthur Melo ‘recruits his own personal fitness team’ after Jurgen Klopp insists he must be ‘careful’ with the injury-prone midfielder… as Liverpool’s summer arrival ‘hires a fitness coach, nutritionist and physio to accompany him to Anfield.”
- Arthur Mello ‘hired his own personal fitness team since arriving at Liverpool’
- The Brazilian midfielder arrived at Anfield on loan from Juventus on deadline day
- Arthur suffered a string of injuries after leaving Barcelona for Juventus
- The injury-prone playmaker is keen to make a quick start to his life at Liverpool
- He plays with Liverpool’s youth team during the international break
Liverpool summer arrival Arthur Melo has used his own fitness squad to ensure a fast start under Jurgen Klopp, according to reports.
The Brazil and Juventus midfielder, who is on loan at Anfield until next summer after his deadline day arrival, came on as a substitute in the Reds’ 4-1 defeat by Napoli in the Champions League earlier this month.
Despite handing Arthur his debut fairly quickly – less than a week after completing his move to Merseyside – Jurgen Klopp decided not to use the playmaker against Ajax next week.
Arthur Mello has reportedly employed his own personal fitness team since arriving at Liverpool
The Brazilian midfielder signed for the Reds on loan from Juventus on deadline day this month
The 26-year-old has suffered a handful of hamstring and ankle injuries at Juventus since arriving from Barcelona as a highly-rated youngster in 2020.
Hearing that his new manager plans to be ‘careful’ before using him too often, Arthur has reportedly hired his own personal fitness team to bring him up to speed after missing most of Liverpool’s pre-season.
“Arthur now just needs football — and training, especially, that’s right,” the Reds manager said earlier this month.
Manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he will have to be “careful” before using the Brazilian too often
“He’s doing well, he’s really giving his all in training, we have to be careful with him too and then we’ll see if we can use him.”
According to the Times, nutritionist Joana Pessoa Dell’Oro, physiotherapist Adrian Martinez Castro and fitness coach Daniel Esteban Labarca Encina have joined Arthur at Anfield to help his development.
With Liverpool’s last two Premier League games postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Brazilian has been forced to think outside the box to find the game time required.
Youth coach Barry Lewtas revealed Arthur is building his fitness with the under-21s
Arthur asked Liverpool under-21 manager Barry Lewtas if he could be part of their youth team during the international break and then played against Leicester in Premier League 2 and Rochdale in the Papa John’s Trophy.
Lewtas told the Liverpool Echo: “Arthur has gone into the international break to play games and improve his fitness.
“That’s off his back, so that shows his level of professionalism. He was great with kids too. It was first class.’