According to The Evening Standard‘s transfer page, Fulham are willing to offer Liverpool £15m for out of favour striker Divock Origi.
The Belgian has made just one start for The Reds this season, as manager Jürgen Klopp clearly does not favour him ahead of Roberton Firmino and Daniel Sturridge.
Therefore, an offer of £15m would seem quite enticing to Liverpool fans, as that is a reasonable amount of money for a player that is not integral to the squad.
However, by letting the 23-year-old leave, Liverpool could find themselves in a position later in the season comparable to what they are going through with their defence currently.
The Reds currently have only one fit centre-back in their first team, Virgil van Dijk, and were forced to field Fabinho in that position at the weekend, as this proves to be their most testing period of the season.
Seeing as Liverpool have already sold Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth this month, they do not want to find themselves in a crisis should one of Firmino or Sturridge get injured. Given the injury-prone nature of Sturridge, The Reds should be prepared for anything.
Furthermore, as Liverpool hope to progress in the Champions League, they may want a bit more flexibility for squad rotation to allow some of their star players to be rested in the league. Of course, that does not mean that Origi will start up front at Old Trafford for Liverpool, but perhaps in games against the lesser teams in the league, the Belgian could prove to be a valuable asset.
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