It’s been some time since Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, and it’s still surprising that Divock Origi was the hero on the night.
The Belgian striker’s two goals will go down in club folklore as the Reds overcame a 3-0 deficit against the Champions League favourites to progress to their second consecutive Champions League final in what was Origi’s finest hour in the historic red of Liverpool, and his victims have taken notice.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona sees Origi as a potential summer target as the Catalan club look for backup to Luis Suarez next season, and with the attacker’s contract expiring on Merseyside in 2020, the La Liga champions might be able to lure the former Lille striker.
Following his heroics for Liverpool, it will be hard for fans to see Origi leave the club this summer, especially to the team the striker etched his name into Reds history against. But, at the end of the day it’s still Barcelona, one of the few sides in the world every player aspires to play for, and Jurgen Klopp might find it hard to keep hold of the forward if a bid comes in.
With options to the Liverpool first-team hard to come by this season, Origi might find better opportunities for minutes in Barcelona, with the report stating that the Belgian would be used as a direct replacement for Suarez if he was to join, and for the 23-year-old, this could be an offer too good to turn down.
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