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Divock Origi reportedly a target for Newcastle but Liverpool need him in January

Divock Origi is unlikely to ever be a regular starter at Anfield but he will get his fair share of game time in January.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are scheduled to take part at AFCON and will represent Egypt and Senegal and also represent their respective nations’ best chances of glory.

For Liverpool, it is an unnecessary blow to their Premier League title hopes but, if Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, Takumi Minamino and Origi can chip in, Jurgen Klopp could navigate through January without the Reds losing out on the title prematurely.

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January could see some wild cards thrown out in the transfer market. But it is certain that the Reds will not be selling any of their attackers barring crazy offers.

If any team in the league will throw around serious cash in the New Year it will be Newcastle United. The Magpies reportedly see Origi as an option, with the Northern Echo claiming a loan move for the Belgium star is being touted.

Liverpool will most likely not sell Origi, let alone send him on loan. There is no upside for the Reds but huge potential for a massive downside. With the former Lille star famous for scoring important goals, January could be a huge month in his career.

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If he can score two or three goals and help Liverpool maintain a respectable record, he might buy himself some more time at Anfield. But loaning him out is not an option in my book.

He reportedly earns £82,000 a week with the Reds and has had some very memorable moments with the club.

Jurgen Klopp curtly reminded a journalist in November 2019 that Origi is a Liverpool legend after his Champions League heroics against Barcelona.

He said at a press conference: “Divock Origi – don’t forget him. Liverpool legend by the way. He’s very famous here.”

If he can help the Reds to another Premier League title by providing cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, his name will once again appear in Anfield folklore.

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