According to Tuttormercatoweb, AC Milan and Atalanta are interested in signing Divock Origi as the two Serie A sides look to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Muriel respectively.
After his heroics against Wolves, Jurgen Klopp was effusive in his praise for the Belgian. He said: “He’s a positive person. He is talented, he shoots left and right, he is really quick, in the air – he is a monster. He is an interesting package.”
It was his fifth goal of the season and one of the most important Liverpool will score in the Premier League. He then struck the winner against AC Milan to ensure the Anfield outfit made it 18 points from 18 in the Champions League this campaign.
The report comes from Tuttomercatoweb, as cited and translated by Sport Witness, and it claims that Origi is a wanted man. There is no doubt that the striker is talented and many Liverpool fans believe he would be a top player right now had it not been for the horrible tackle Funes Mori made on him in 2016.
He was a key player for the Reds but, ever since, he has lacked the pace and agility that made him so effective. Of course, he hasn’t lost his Midas touch and is capable of scoring a goal from nothing.
Origi ‘is a very hot name’ for his Serie A suitors and, while his £82,000/week wages could be an issue, Sport Witness suggests ‘the advantageous tax rules in Italy would make it easier.’ Footballers receive tax breaks in Italy to convince them to move abroad.
Liverpool were willing to let him leave in the summer, but suitable offers weren’t forthcoming so he wound up staying at Anfield. If it means he gets to spearhead a Champions League club’s attack, it would be a move that could suit all parties.
That said, the Reds might struggle to find a player as happy to sit on the bench with his penchant for scoring vital goals.