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Selling Divock Origi for £26m is a great deal for Liverpool

Selling Divock Origi for £26m is a great deal for Liverpool

Following the world-record transfer of Alisson, Liverpool now need to sell some players to pay back some of the £63 million they splashed out on the Brazilian goalkeeper. 

Klopp has identified seven squad players as surplus to requirements at the club, including Danny Ings, Lazar Markovic and Divock Origi. According to John Percy of the Daily Telegraph, Valencia will make a £27 million move for the Belgium international.

Origi now finds himself behind Dominic Solanke, Daniel Sturridge and even Rhian Brewster in the pecking order and is now surplus to requirements.

The Breakdown

Joining Liverpool for £10 million in 2014, Origi has always shown the potential to be a great striker but has never really delivered on it. His best season for the club was two years ago when he scored seven goals in 34 games, while last year he was sent on loan to Wolfsburg where he managed six goals in 31 Bundesliga matches.

His goalscoring record might not be that of a prolific striker but nevertheless, the 23-year-old could still turn out to be a good player and a change of scenery could be the catalyst for his future development.

What Valencia would be getting is a mobile and quick striker who may actually thrive in Marcelino’s system. From Liverpool’s perspective, a £27 million transfer fee for the Belgian would be great business.

With Solanke and Sturridge backing up Firmino, there’s seems no place for Origi in the squad, therefore the deal makes sense for all concerned and will go some way to repaying Alisson’s fee.

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