Liverpool striker Divock Origi could be subject to a loan move to Club Brugge in January, according to reports.
A return to Belgium for Origi?
The 25-year-old has been at Anfield before Jurgen Klopp arrived at the club, having being brought in under the previous reign of Brendan Rodgers before being loaned back to Lille during the 2014/15 campaign.
While he has not been a regular starter for the German tactician, Origi has embedded himself into Anfield folklore after his brace against Barcelona and his strike against Tottenham in the Champions League final helped the club towards their sixth European crown in 2019.
Should Liverpool keep or sell Divock Origi?
Origi is yet to start a game in the Premier League this season and has scored a total of 35 goals and provided 13 assists from 143 appearances (TransferMarkt), far less than what his teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have managed over the years.
Belgian news outlet Voetbal 24 reported that Origi intends to make the Belgium squad for the European Championships next summer. With the lack of opportunities at Anfield, it is “quite possible” that the £14.4m-rated centre-forward could make a move in January. Voetbal Nieuws elaborated on this by saying that Club Brugge, who are in this season’s Champions League group stage, may have an “excellent chance” of securing his services.
Best for both parties
It is becoming clear that Origi’s time on Merseyside is coming to an end. While the memories of the 2018/19 Champions League run will be forever cherished by the Kop faithful, his performance last night left a lot to be desired.
Origi is not getting game-time with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Salah and Mane clearly ahead as far as Klopp is concerned, so it would be the best move for both parties if he returned to his homeland.
That being said, he does provide strength in depth in the striking department. With Rhian Brewster out of the picture after his move to Sheffield United, the manager has a huge decision to make regarding Origi’s future.
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