They say there are three certainties in life: death, taxes and Divock Origi scoring just when you need him to. However, King Divock hasn’t always live up to expectations at Liverpool. The Belgian striker has earned cult status at Anfield but his long term future is still up for debate. Liverpool should loan out Divock Origi to give him one last chance to prove himself.
Lille to Liverpool
When Liverpool signed Divock Origi from Lille for £10m in 2014 he was being touted as one of Europe’s finest young strikers.
The forward had just played in all five of Belgium’s games in their run to the quarter finals of the 2014 World Cup and was being monitored by Europe’s top sides.
Divvy was immediately loaned back to the French side for the season. After failing to break into the Liverpool first team he was sent back on loan to Lille and then to Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
Despite his failure to assert himself as a regular starter for the Reds, Origi has scored some of the club’s most important goals since his arrival in 2014.
The Belgian netted twice in the comeback against Barcelona, a late winner against Newcastle United and the clincher in the Champions League final to name but a few.
Kopites adore their super sub, King Div, but they are well aware that at the age of 25 he needs to either be asserting himself as a potential starter or he needs to be moved on.
Last ditch loan
Some fans believe that the only thing stopping Origi from properly kicking on as a senior pro is that he isn’t a regular starter.
When he has been afforded chances in the first team at Liverpool he has often failed to take these chances, barring a few miracle performances.
The theory goes that if the forward is given a season as the main starting striker then he may be able to realise his potential. We cannot risk giving him that sort of game time at Anfield.
If Liverpool loan Origi out for a season, somewhere he will be the first choice striker, then we may get a better idea as to whether or not he has it in him to ever step up to the plate for the Reds.
This summer would be the ideal time to give Origi a last ditch loan, if he doesn’t cut it then cash in on him at 26-years-old and insert a massive sell on percentage clause in case he ever realises his clearly massive potential.