Divock Origi set to leave Liverpool on loan

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Divock Origi of Liverpool celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Bournemouth, England.
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Divock Origi has been deemed surplus to requirements at Liverpool for the 2017/18 campaign and will head to the Bundesliga on loan. 

Divock Origi will be spending the 2017/18 season in the Bundesliga on loan it appears.

The Belgian striker has been deemed surplus to requirements after dropping down the pecking order due to the return to fitness of Daniel Sturridge and emergence of Dominic Solanke and will play his football at German side Wolfsburg this campaign.

According to the Liverpool ECHO, Wolfsburg boss Andries Jonker is “willing to give Origi the regular game time Liverpool will demand” in order for Jürgen Klopp to sanction a loan deal for the 22-year-old.

Origi burst into the first team during an impressive run of performances back in Klopp’s first season at Liverpool in 2015/16 but spent much of last season struggling for game-time and despite scoring in five consecutive appearances, failed to play himself into any kind of impressive form as a result.

Clubs in the Premier League such as Newcastle and Tottenham were said to be keen on Origi but Liverpool preferred a move abroad as the thought of strengthening a rival was not appealing to the club.

Marseille, Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen are also said to have been interested while the club are rumoured to have tried to use the Belgian as a makeweight in a deal with AS Monaco for Thomas Lemar.

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