According to Italian outlet Corriere Dello Sport, Inter Milan are not the only team hoping to raid Liverpool for Divock Origi in January – Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Brighton have also ‘knocked on his door’.
Origi, 25, has recently become a peripheral figure at Anfield, to say the least. He has clocked up just seven minutes of Premier League action all season and is behind in the pecking order to new signings Diogo Jota and Takumi Minamino.
The Belgium international is expected to have several suitors in January, and with Euro 2021 on the horizon, he could look to push for a move. Inter Milan have been strongly linked, but Premier League clubs are said to be in the race also.
Villa and Newcastle both previously enquired about the former Genk prodigy last summer. The report claims Liverpool could be open to the possibility of a loan deal.
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There is no doubt that Origi needs gametime above all else, but a lot hinges on whether Liverpool can afford to lose him.
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Jota is expected to be out until February and with the games coming thick-and-fast, Klopp could rely on Origi to ease the attacking strain in the coming weeks.
An FA Cup clash against Aston Villa on January 8 will all but certainly feature Origi in the starting XI.
If he were to leave, however, it is clear who Origi should avoid. Inter Milan have Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez meaning he would be third-choice. A Premier League club will be better suited.
Wolves need a striker in the aftermath of Raul Jimenez’s head injury, and are struggling for goals. Origi could represent an instant fix. A loan deal could work for both parties in this instance.