Liverpool are ready to sell Divock Origi, according to reports. At least six clubs, including West Ham and Newcastle, have eyes on the Belgian.
This comes from 90min. They claim Liverpool will look to sell Divock Origi this summer, though they don’t mention a potential price.
It seems there are plenty of suitors, too. The report mentions Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Southampton and West Ham United as interested.
Even Scottish clubs are having a look. Or at least, the only two who could possibly afford him are. Both Celtic and Rangers would quite like Origi, they say.
It all bodes well for Liverpool, certainly. As we say, we’re not sure what asking price they’ve set but the more clubs who want Origi, the easier it is to secure it.
We do doubt either of the Glaswegian clubs could afford what Liverpool want, let alone Origi’s wages. But their presence establishes a base fee.
The Premier League quartet would have to offer something above what either Celtic or Rangers could. Then they’ll have to compete with one another in a bidding war – assuming they do all move forward with their interest.
Very positive for Liverpool, then, who can feel pretty confident of securing their asking price.
Liverpool look to sell Divock Origi
It’s no real surprise at this point that Liverpool would want to sell Origi. He just doesn’t play very often.
Injuries certainly played a part in that last season but his lack of playing-time is a three-season trend now. In total, Origi has 1,256 Premier League minutes over three campaigns.
That’s roughly equivalent to 14 games. It’s worth moving on from Origi even just to find someone who can play more often.
And that’s the big decision here. In truth, Origi’s goal record is actually very good for his limited minutes. But this is about finding someone who will get on the pitch and impact more games.
That should either be someone with a better injury record or just simply someone Jurgen Klopp trusts more.
It’s all a shame, of course. Origi is a Liverpool legend, given everything he did to secure the Champions League in 2019. He’ll leave having left a significant impact on the club, despite being a forward with just 35 goals in six years.
It’s time to move on, though. Hopefully, Origi can reignite his career elsewhere as he fully deserves to have a regular role somewhere. Unfortunately, that won’t be at Liverpool.