Liverpool will ‘shut down’ any possibility of Divock Origi joining Newcastle United on loan, according to The Northern Echo’s Scott Wilson.
There was a belief at St James’ Park that Origi would be open to the move in a bid to ‘kickstart his career’.
The forward also fit Eddie Howe’s January criteria, with the new boss pushing for players who have proven themselves in the Premier League.
However, the Reds have ‘no intention’ of sanctioning a temporary move for Origi midway through the season.
Why Liverpool won’t let Origi go
Two of their attackers, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, are set to jet off to the Africa Cup of Nations at the turn of the year, which could see them miss up to eight matches (via The Athletic).
Thus, opportunity knocks for Origi, who’s been limited to just 16 minutes of Premier League football so far this season.
The 20/21 season was a poor one for the Belgian, who only managed to score against League One Lincoln City.
But he’s shown signs of recovering form this term, netting three goals and assisting two more in seven outings.
Fan feed Anfield Watch relayed Wilson’s report, and the reaction among supporters was decidedly mixed.
Liverpool fans split on club’s Origi stance
“FSG are finished”
“Man let Origi go”
“They should snatch their hands off”
“One day we will be released from the shackles of fsg”
“Good. Some depth”
“An amazing example of a brilliant professional”
“Div can’t leave in Jan. Mane and Salah could return from 2022 Afcon in February as Senegal and Egypt are strong enough to reach the knockout stages even the final.”
In other news, fans are excited by this transfer rumour.
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