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Sam Allardyce urges Divock Origi to leave Liverpool

Sam Allardyce believes that Divock Origi should leave Liverpool to get more game time and flourish at a smaller Premier League team.

The Belgian is in form for the Reds, with two goals in his last three matches after scoring a scorpion kick against Preston North End before he scored with a fantastic swivel-and-shoot strike against West Ham United in Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat in the Premier League.

Still only 26, Origi has the potential to have a great career at one of the mid-level clubs in England like Aston Villa or, with their recent takeover, a move to Newcastle United could be fantastic.

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Speaking to Sport Bible, after being tasked with spending the Newcastle United transfer budget on Football Manager, Allardyce recommended the 26-year-old move to Tyneside.

He said: “I’ve always thought Origi needs to leave Liverpool. And budget-wise, he’d probably be a lot cheaper than a Harry Kane, for example.

“Even though he’s done a brilliant job for Liverpool, he needs to be a first-team player every week and perhaps Newcastle could give him that opportunity to flourish.”

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Origi joining Newcastle would suit all parties involved. While he has been decent recently, the former Lille striker is very inconsistent from the bench and Jurgen Klopp could do with a more prolific squad option.

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Liverpool actually wanted to sign Patson Daka and then, after his Leicester City move, they turned their attention to Donyell Malen. But after failing to sell Origi or Xherdan Shaqiri in time, they missed out on both with Borussia Dortmund signing the latter.

Origi would flourish at a club like Newcastle where he would get far more game time. As his goals against Preston and the Hammers proved, he is more than capable of scoring quality goals as he proved with Champions League heroics in 2018.

He needs regular game time to truly explode into life and, unfortunately, he is never going to get that at Anfield with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane ahead of him.

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