Journalist James Pearce has urged Liverpool to move on from striker Divock Origi this summer as they look to return to the top of the Premier League.
After the title win of last season, the Reds’ campaign this time around has been extremely disappointing. As it stands, Jurgen Klopp’s side are sixth in the table, 19 points off leaders Manchester City (Sky Sports), and have only won two of their last 11 games in the competition (liverpoolfc.com).
Origi is somewhat of a cult hero at Anfield, having played a big role in their 2019 Champions League win, but he has failed to have any real impact on the team so far this term. In 16 games in all competitions, he has managed just a single goal (Transfermarkt). It is these performances that have led to Pearce urging FSG to let him leave the club this summer, while he has also demanded that the owners back Klopp in the market to allow him to sign another striker.
Should Liverpool sell Origi?
Pearce’s comments, which were shared by Twitter account @AnfieldWatch, attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters. They took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the comments from Pearce on Origi below
“This was self-sabotage indeed. Lol, they didn’t let him go last summer to thank him for what he did in the Champions League… And for hurting Everton the other season”
“Will be really interesting to see how far John W. Henry and FSG back Klopp this summer. There needs to be an injection of quality and the deadwood needs to be gone. Big, big summer for LFC but especially FSG to show their ambitions”
“They were meant to back him after winning the UCL, we spent £7.5m. So we’ve got no chance this summer”
“It’s LFC, forget it. Origi will still be a Liverpool player next season”
“And I see no way of doing this unless it’s the ‘Couthnio way’. Sell to buy”
“Thats all well and good but we need Champions League football, without it, we’re not going to be able to attract the best. We’ll end up with the strikers equivalent to wanting Upamecano and ending up with Kabak.”
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