Divock Origi has told Belgian outlet HLN that he has spoken to Liverpool’s hierarchy over his future and is keen to remain at Anfield, despite being considered second choice behind Roberto Firmino.
Origi, 25, has played 36 times in all competitions for Liverpool this season – scoring only five goals. Indeed, 24 of his outings have come from the bench, yet the Belgian remains a cult hero for his brace against Barcelona last season.
Joining Liverpool from Lille in 2014 for a fee of £10million (Guardian), Origi has since clocked up 134 appearances in all competitions – with injury and a loan spell at Wolfsburg limiting the striker from playing more.
With Origi failing to break into the starting eleven of late, many have speculated that he could leave Anfield in order to join a club where he could become first choice. However, Origi has stated he has spoken to Liverpool about his future.
“I am a better player than last year. Klopp has given me the space to develop myself. I always listen to my instinct and continue to work,” Origi said. “We have spoken with Liverpool and we have a nice course ahead of us. I just want to get better here.
“It is a project for me and I want to follow it. I don’t know how long I will do that.”
TBR’s view – Origi needs to leave Liverpool
Previously linked with Tottenham, Origi needs to realise his potential and join a side where he is first choice. Tottenham would be a waste of time, given he would be in a similar position to what he is at Anfield – under Harry Kane.
If he is to remain in the Premier League, Origi should join a side such as Newcastle who are desperate for a striker – after Joelinton struggled in his first campaign with the Toon. With Newcastle’s incoming million, could such a move occur?