The Belgian told Liverpoolfc.com after signing his new deal: “I’m very happy to be able to sign this contract and it gives you a boost at the beginning of the season, as well as the end of the season last year. So I’m very happy.”
After his incredible contribution last season, he more than deserves his new contract and will be desperate to push on by scoring more goals to prove his worth to the Anfield faithful once again.
The Guardian report that the new contract doesn’t feature an exit clause as the Reds continue in their trend in not allowing their players the chance to negotiate release clauses as it protects their value and allows Jurgen Klopp the chance to decide their future without external future.
The likes of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane can leave the club if they want but it will be Liverpool who decide the transfer fee as they’ve given themselves that power.
By including an exit clause in a player’s contract, clubs limit themselves in what they can ask prospective buyers for their star players but Liverpool have taken extensive measures to ensure this will no longer be the case.
Emre Can, a player that Klopp rated very highly, chose to leave the club due to the Reds’ insistence that he would not be allowed to stay at the club unless he agreed to not having a release clause in his contract.
This might seem over the top but it means that players already at the club are now aware that release clauses are off the table.
Not only does Origi’s contract extension reiterate this, it shows the world that Liverpool don’t want to be forced into selling the Belgian and have big plans for him.