Liverpool have set their transfer demands for Divock Origi, according to reports. The Reds have gone a little pricey with them.
This comes from the Athletic. They claim that Liverpool have their transfer demands in mind for Divock Origi this summer.
The Belgian is up for sale right now. Though, the club aren’t actively seeking buyers for him – if you want him, there’s a price.
That price is between £15m and £20m. Pay that and Origi is yours. Anything less and he remains with Liverpool for next season.
The report says that interest should arrive. Wolves have had a £22m bid accepted in the past, while clubs like AS Roma and Bayer Leverkusen asked in 2019.
A similar offer would see Liverpool sell, presuming Origi fancied the move.
Liverpool set Origi demands
£15m or £20m is a lot for someone who hasn’t played all that much for the last few years. Let alone for a striker who only scored once last season.
With that in mind, it does feel as though Liverpool would prefer to keep Origi. It’s effectively going to take a fee that significantly boosts the transfer funds in order to sell him.
We’re really not sure a bid like that will come in. In fact, given the interest in the past, we imagine the offer would be here by now if it were coming.
So fans should probably get used to the idea of having Origi on the bench next season. It’ll be much the same role as the last three years, of course, but perhaps we’ll see more of him.
Injuries last season – let alone the poor goalscoring form – pushed Jurgen Klopp to stick with stars whenever possible. Origi’s injuries then kept him out when he might have gotten games.
With everything ‘back to normal’ next season, maybe we’ll get more out of Origi. It certainly sounds as though Liverpool are banking on that.