Kopites have always fallen for players that score big goals. Over the years there’s been a few of them, none more famous than Steven Gerrard. Most recently, there’s been a certain Belgian striker who has earned the adulation of the Kop. However, the time has come for Liverpool to sell Divock Origi – they just need to include a buyback clause.
Liverpool first signed Divock Origi way back in 2014. The Reds paid Lille £10m for the wonderkid Belgian striker.
The forward was immediately loaned back to the French side.
Since the start of his Anfield career, Big Div has scored big goals but has been frustrating in between them.
For example, he was surprisingly given the nod over Daniel Sturridge in the 2016 Europa League quarter final match with Borussia Dortmund but he managed to bag a vital away goal.
Since then he has popped up with decisive moments against Everton, Newcastle United, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur.
Some of his goals will never be forgotten by the Kop. His second against Barca will go down in the history books.
However, the time has come to accept that Liverpool need to sell Divock Origi.
There is a talented striker in there somewhere but he needs regular game time if he is ever to fulfil his potential.
The Belgian has been less than impressive when afforded opportunities this season, of course barring his brilliant brace against a really poor Everton side in December.
His faltering efforts against Manchester United and, more recently, Chelsea have shown that he won’t kick on into competing for a starting berth any time soon.
Furthermore, selling him would open up space in the squad for a younger striker with greater potential.
If Liverpool do sell Divock Origi they must include a buyback clause.
He will go on to score goals wherever he goes if he is given the right backing, we need to retain the option of taking him back if he finally delivers on his promised ability.