Liverpool’s season has started but the Reds’ transfer business isn’t finished. We still have players to move on and hopefully a player or two to sign. Speaking to Football Insider, Paddy Kenny has said he hopes that West Ham complete a move for Divock Origi.
There are few players more frustrating than Divock Origi.
The Belgian striker is simultaneously one of the most revered and disappointing players the club has had for some time.
Origi agreed to join Liverpool in a £10m deal in 2014.
Since then he’s been on a couple of loan spells and spent the rest of the time on the bench.
Whenever he’s been afforded a start or a run in the side he has failed to take his chance. Except for when he has.
And when he has he has taken the most important chances.
Divock Origi, as confirmed by Jürgen Klopp, is a Liverpool legend due to his knack for saving all of his goals for the biggest occasions, for instance his brace against Barcelona and his clincher in the Champions League final.
Unfortunately, his days at Anfield appear to be numbered due to the inadequate backup he’s provided down the years.
Paddy Kenny on West Ham and Divock Origi
One potential destination for the striker is East London.
Paddy Kenny would be made up if West Ham signed Divock Origi.
The retired goalkeeper told Football Insider:
“[Origi] is a big-time player. You only have to look at some of the occasions he has scored in to see that.
“He has got goals in the Champions League and in big Premier League games as well…
“I’m sure Origi will be exactly the same if they do get him as well.
“He’s not going to be someone that goes in and upsets the dressing room either, which is always a good sign.”
What RTK has to say
West Ham signing Origi makes sense for all involved.
The Hammers only really have Antonio up top and he isn’t a natural striker.
Origi would get regular minutes and could go on to fulfil his potential.
Hopefully we’ll stick a buyback clause and a sell-on clause in any deal, there’s a striker in there somewhere, he just needs to be starting every week.