Divock Origi appears to be edging closer to leaving Liverpool and that move will also serve to hand the Red their priority for the summer transfer window. The Belgian striker has become a cult hero at Anfield, scoring decisive goals in their Champions League and Premier League title wins.
But his contract is set to expire at the end of the season and despite his popularity on Merseyside, it is unlikely that he will be handed a new deal. Origi’s role has become that of a bit-part super-sub, with Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz all ahead of him in the pecking order.
That is not to say he will not be missed by Jurgen Klopp though as the German begins planning for next season. Origi formed a key part of Liverpool’s attacking corps and will undoubtedly leave a hole at Anfield.
It puts Liverpool in a similar position to how they entered the current campaign, with the Reds looking stretched for back-up options. Xherdan Shaqiri was allowed to leave for Lyon without being replaced, which left Klopp’s attacking group appearing short on depth.