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Origi could save Liverpool millions they’d have spent on backup attacker this summer

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Origi could save Liverpool millions they’d have spent on backup attacker this summer

Liverpool are reportedly set to offer Divock Origi a new contract this summer.

Liverpool striker Divock Origi is set to be offered a new contract at Anfield this summer, according to a report by the Daily Mirror.

They report that the Belgian international, who scored the Reds’ second goal in Saturday’s 2-0 Champions League final victory over Tottenham, has earned an extended stay at Anfield.

Origi signed for the Reds in 2014 for a reported £10 million (BBC) and has just one year left on his current deal – something Jurgen Klopp is apparently keen to change.

The report says that Klopp has been impressed with Origi’s strike rate – he finished the season as Liverpool’s fourth top scorer – and that has convinced the German that he already has a high-quality backup forward.

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That’s one of the major criticisms that can still be levelled at this Liverpool squad – a lack of attacking depth – and it’s something that usually costs a fortune in the transfer market to fix.

 

Manchester City went out and broke their club record transfer fee to sign Riyad Mahrez last summer to add attacking variety to their 100-point title-winning side, for example.

If Klopp doesn’t need to do something similar because Origi has burst onto the scene once again, then that’ll save Liverpool an absolute fortune in the transfer market this summer.

 

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