It’s almost crazy to think that the hero of Liverpool’s incredible 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League was Divock Origi.
The Belgian striker, who not too long ago that was seen as surplus to requirements by fans, was one of the main reasons Liverpool were able to secure passage to their second consecutive Champions League final as the former Lille man scored a brace in one of the craziest European games of all time, and it isn’t the only time Origi has been the hero this season.
His winning goals against Everton and Newcastle United kept the Reds in the title race right until the final game of the season, and with news of a new deal on the table for Origi, it has certainly been a successful season for the 24-year-old attacker, but his position in the team could still be under threat.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Reds are interested in Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez, who has caught the eye of many teams this season after an impressive season in La Liga, and with a £41 million release clause, Liverpool have the funds to make the deal a reality.
Likened to Luis Suarez, Gomez is the kind of the striker that will get Liverpool fans excited about the future due to his comparisons to the former Anfield star, but it will also be a big damper on Origi’s chances of one day making it into the first-team.
The striker will likely be forced away from Anfield or even go out on loan again if Jurgen Klopp signs the Uruguayan attacker, and after the impact Origi has had this season, it will be a damming move from the Liverpool boss to replace a player who has etched his way into club folklore.
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