Clarity gained regarding the future of Liverpool forward Divock Origi


Clarity gained regarding the future of Liverpool forward Divock Origi

No offers for Divock Origi

Liverpool look set to be forced to keep Belgian international Divock Origi on the books this season unless the situation changes at Anfield.

Despite links with interest from Turkish outfit Fenerbahçe and rumors of multiple clubs in Germany eyeing a move, Origi failed to garner a single offer – of any kind or from anyone – according to Carl Markham.

In a summer that once again saw Liverpool lag behind its Premier League rivals in the transfer market, with just RB Leipzig’s Ibrahima Konaté being the only deal struck in a £34million deal earlier in the window, many are once again questioning whether or not Fenway Sports Group have done enough to give the Reds the platform to challenge for the league once again.

The failure to sell Origi, as well as a handful of others, is likely to be one of the driving factors regarding why the club failed to splash further cash to reinforce the squad under Jürgen Klopp. Now, with confirmation that the club failed to receive a single offer for the Belgian, it looks likely that Origi will eventually walk on a free transfer once his contract ends next summer.

An unfortunate Liverpool spell with scope to improve

After completing his move to Liverpool in the summer of 2015 from LOSC Lille, Origi found it difficult to settle to life at Anfield from the very beginning. To date, his highest goal return in any given Premier League campaign was the 7-goals he bagged the season after his move to England, only to be loaned out to VfL Wolfsburg the following campaign.

After a somewhat decent spell at the Volkswagen Arena, he never kicked on when he returned, however, and is now very much on the outside looking in on Merseyside.

Update provided on Origi’s Liverpool future amid Turkish links

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Divock Origi of Liverpool (L) celebrates scoring his sides third goal with his Liverpool team mates during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on April 1, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

But there is still scope to suggest that Origi could still play a role at the club this season given Liverpool’s failure to secure any new blood in the forward line. With the club’s track record regarding injuries and their Champions League campaign set to kick off after the international break, Origi could be in line to give them a true center-forward option that could rotate into the team given the need.

As pointed out by the Liverpool Echo, Origi does boast 0.50 goals/90-minute during his time at the club, which offers an in-house solution to a frustrating lack of business this summer. Though there is a preference to utilize Diogo Jota through the middle of the front three when Roberto Firmino is not called upon, this could be a career-defining season for the Belgian if he ever does get his chance.

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