'Send him home tonight' – Liverpool fans fume as flop transfer Arthur Melo shakes Pep's hand after Man City equaliser | The Sun

FURIOUS Liverpool fans demanded the club send Arthur Melo back to Juventus immediately after he was spotted shaking Pep Guardiola's hand.

The flop loan transfer, who is yet to play a single minute in the Premier League, was at the centre of a touchline storm as City thumped the Reds 4-1 at the Etihad.

Guardiola celebrated Julian Alvarez's equaliser in the home technical area.

But it just so happened Kostas Tsimikas and Arthur were walking back to the Liverpool bench.

The City boss appeared to try and high five Tsimikas who ignored him before stretching out his hand for the Brazilian midfielder.

And for some reason, a smiling Arthur accepted the offer and shook his hand, then tapped the former Barcelona boss on the arm.


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Guardiola then resumed his wild celebrations, shaking his fists and gesticulating towards the City fans behind the dugout.

Unsurprisingly, plenty of supporters piled in on "rat" Arthur.

One said: "Send that t*** Arthur Melo home tonight."

Another wrote: "Arthur Melo. F off mate."

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A third added: "Arthur laughing even trying to buss convo with Pep and Pep airing him makes me never want to see him play for us again. Remain on the bench you has been."

Another commented: "Just seen Arthur with Pep. Sooner we see the back of that loser the better."

But a final user quipped: "Arthur basically doesn't play for Liverpool so I don't think there's much to note here."

Liverpool spent £4million to take Arthur, 26, on loan for the season.

But it has turned into a nightmare with just 13 minutes of first-team action coming in the 4-1 defeat at Napoli.

He suffered a thigh injury in training that required surgery and he has only just returned to the fold for Jurgen Klopp.

And he helplessly watched on in the second half as Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Jack Grealish tore Liverpool apart.

The result could prove crucial in both the title race and the battle for the top four, with the Reds finishing the game fifth while Brighton, Brentford and Fulham are in hot pursuit.

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