Date: 27th March 2018 at 8:20pm
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The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been talking about their club’s on-loan striker, Divock Origi. The Belgian striker is currently at Wolfsburg on a temporary basis from Liverpool and doubt has been cast over his Liverpool future after an unimpressive spell in Germany. Origi, valued at £10.8 million by the good people over at Transfermarkt, has only managed to score five goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Over his short Liverpool career, the 22-year-old has racked up 21 goals in 77 appearances for the Anfield club. Although a decent return for such a young forward it hasn’t stopped a number of Liverpool fans calling for him to exit the club in the summer. The versatile forward can be deployed on either wing despite primarily being a central striker but it’s hard to see him usurping Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane in the Liverpool front line upon his return.

If the Belgian does have a career at Liverpool on his return it will have to be as a squad player. Liverpool have become famed for having one of the most devastating attacking forces in world football at the moment as their deadly front three all possess pace, fluidity and an eye for goal. Whilst there is definitely room for Origi in the Liverpool ranks, the fans seem to think it would be a better option to cash in on the player now and give other young forwards a chance to crack the first team.

With that in mind, here’s our local Kopites’ verdict on Divock Origi: