Liverpool will sit down with Champions League hero Divock Origi and negotiate a new long-term contract offer, according to The Mirror.
Origi only has one year left to run on his current deal. And while the initial plan was to trigger a short-term extension, his late-season performances have convinced Liverpool to place their faith in the striker.
The Belgium international scored the decisive goal in the Champions League final last Saturday. With Liverpool’s 1-0 lead looking precarious, Origi showed composure to clinically tuck the ball into the bottom corner with his weaker left foot.
It was not the first important goal Origi has scored this season. Despite being a substitute for most of the year, he still managed eight goals. This included a double in the remarkable semi-final comeback win over Barcelona.
He also netted a late headed winner against Newcastle United on the penultimate day of the Premier League to ensure the title race went to the final day. And he popped up in the right place at the right time to score an injury-time winner against rivals Everton too.
Liverpool are ready to give Origi a long-term contract. The 24-year-old could sign an extension to keep him at Anfield until summer 2023 and beyond.
With age still on his side and a knack for scoring important goals, this could be a masterstroke. Daniel Sturridge is also leaving which means securing Origi’s future is a priority for the Reds.