Report: Liverpool's coaches think £15m man needs to be more aggressive, he could leave in coming days
Liverpool’s coaches feel that Divock Origi needs to be more aggressive, the Athletic report.
More aggression required?
Origi often looks very laid back on the pitch, and that is part of the reason why he has stayed composed for Liverpool in big moments.
The Belgian has shown a happy knack of scoring important goals for the Reds, particularly in the earlier part of his career at Anfield – including one in a Champions League final.
But what could be seen as a strength, could also be perceived as a weakness.
It is claimed that Liverpool’s coaches want Origi to be more aggressive in his play and occupy defenders more.
His lack of willingness or desire to do this, has seen him fall down the pecking order with Jurgen Klopp’s side more recently.
Origi has badly struggled for game time and could now leave Liverpool this summer.
Asking price set
The Reds are said to not be interested in doing a loan deal, but they would be prepared to sell him for around £15 million.
At the moment Liverpool have received no offers for Origi, but there has been interest in him.
Origi is said to be in no hurry to leave Merseyside, but if the right offer presents itself he would be prepared to depart.
That is unlikely to be too much of an issue for Liverpool, as Origi now seems a long way down the pecking order.
Indeed, the money raised from his sale would only help Klopp add to his own transfer kitty.
And with the transfer window still having some days open, that could help Liverpool raise the funds to make a new addition of their own before deadline day.