Liverpool supporters have been pretty upbeat in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side narrowly beat Merseyside rivals Everton 2-1 on Friday night to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with the Toffees embarking on a 13-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League, and an unbeaten run at Anfield which dates back to April 2017 and a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace who, at the time, were managed by now Everton-chief Sam Allardyce. However, the former England boss was unable to mastermind another success over the Reds, as goals from James Milner and Virgil van Dijk, the latter on his debut and six minutes from time, either side of a Gylfi Sigurdsson equaliser was enough to seal a 2-1 success for the hosts, who in turn moved into the last 32 of the world’s oldest club competition.
Thus, there have been many happy Liverpudlians in the Tavern in the last few days, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by a recent report from SportBuzzer, which details comments from Reds striker Divock Origi regarding his future at Wolfsburg, where he is currently on loan.
The Belgium international made the move to Anfield back in 2014 and has since managed 77 appearances for Klopp’s side, bagging 21 goals and laying on seven assists in the process.
However, his likely struggles for regular football this term saw him loaned out to Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg during the summer, for whom he has since impressed with four goals in 17 appearances, all four goals of which have come in the league.
And the 22-year-old has refused to rule out making his move to Wolfsburg permanent in the summer, saying: ‘For me it’s a compliment that the club appreciates me, there are a lot of factors involved in the decision, I’m someone who enjoys the moment.
‘I think so but I focus on the here and now, I have a good relationship with Liverpool, but I feel very comfortable in Wolfsburg too, and at the end of the season we sit down and see how things go.’
Thus, it very much remains to be seen what the future holds for the striking ace.
Landlord’s verdict: Divock Origi may not have stolen the headlines last season, but his seven goals and four assists in 34 Premier League appearances played a part in helping Liverpool return to the Champions League.
Nonetheless, the 22-year-old has spent a successful time on loan at Wolfsburg so far this term, and has refused to rule out making his temporary move to the Bundesliga outfit permanent come the summer.
And with the plethora of attacking options at Klopp’s disposal, even without the Barcelona-bound Philippe Coutinho, Origi may see a tricky future at Anfield, but whether that’s enough for him to make a key decision on his future remains to be seen.
Liverpool fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!