Report: Wolves looking to rekindle their interest in Divock Origi
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Report: Wolves looking to rekindle their interest in Divock Origi

According to reports from Wolves Bite, Liverpool striker Divock Origi is once again being monitored as a potential target for Nuno Espirito Santo and Wolves.

Origi, 24, was on the verge of joining the Midlands outfit in the summer of 2018 following the uncertainty of his first-team prospects at Anfield.

The Champions League-winning hero who joined the club in 2014 for a fee of £10 million was a forgotten man after returning from an unsuccessful loan spell with Wolfsburg in 2018. The Belgium international was behind in the pecking order to both Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Divock Origi of Liverpool (27) celebrates as he scores his team’s fourth goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, Origi has since emerged as a cult hero for the runaway Premier League leaders following an array of important goals that has seen him go from a nearly man to an idealised club legend.

The Belgian has featured 17 times for the Reds this season, scoring five goals and registering three assists.

Despite scoring some of the most important goals in Liverpool’s 127-year history, Origi is still not a recognised starter for the club with just three league starts this season for the Reds.

Meanwhile, Wolves – who are currently seventh in the Premier League – only have one recognised striker at their disposal in the form of Raul Jimenez. The Mexico international has eight goals and six assists to his name this season but has no sufficient cover should an injury occur.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 29: Ryan Bennett of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Divock Origi of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield on December 29, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

What RTK has to say

It doesn’t come as a surprise that Wolves have rekindled their interest in Origi but the Reds cannot afford to allow the former Lille striker to have his head swayed.

Origi has proved an invaluable member of Jurgen Klopp’s world-conquering squad despite yet proving himself as a consistent starter for the club.

Liverpool allowed the likes of Sturridge and Danny Ings to leave the club last summer with the knowledge that Origi was sufficient enough cover to the irreplaceable Firmino.

The Reds striker is on the verge of history with club close to securing a first league title since 1990. With a Champions League defence also on the horizon, Liverpool will certainly not entertain any interest for Origi during the January transfer window.

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