According to a recent report from Turkish-Football, Divock Origi could be on his way out of Liverpool in January. The forward made the move to Anfield back in 2014 and has since gone on to appear 77 times for the Merseyside giants, although a loan spell at Wolfsburg last season underlined his lowly position in Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order.
And reports suggest that Galatasaray are keen on luring him to the Turkish Super Lig in January in a bid to give him the opportunity of regular first team football, and with that highly unlikely to happen at Anfield, the Liverpool outcast must take the chance to leave the club if the opportunity presents itself in the New Year.
Ultimately, the 23-year-old joined the Reds back in 2014 but was immediately loaned back to French side Lille for the 2014/15 season, before returning to Anfield ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, and going on to produce the goods.
Origi bagged five goals in just 16 Premier League matches that term to help the Merseysiders finish eighth in Klopp’s first season at the club, before the former Borussia Dortmund manager trusted the Belgian star to again prove his worth the campaign after in his first full season in charge of the Reds.
And with 11 goals in all competitions, Origi certainly did just that, but he has since fallen behind the likes of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah in the pecking order – even Daniel Sturridge, who this time last year was probably level with Origi in the forward’s pecking order, is now streets ahead of the 23-year-old.
And in failing to appear at all for Klopp’s side in any competition this term, the writing is clearly on the wall for the Belgium international – he hasn’t even featured in a matchday squad, and has actually spent more time around the development squad.
Thus, it seems as though Origi needs to get out of Liverpool for the best of his career – first team football isn’t likely at Anfield, and while he is only 23 and has a bright future ahead of him, the Reds appear to have moved on from the time whereby he was a key player for them.
And with Galatasaray reportedly keen on the striker, leaving Anfield is without doubt the best and indeed only course of action for the Liverpool outcast in January.
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