Divock Origi would certainly prove to be a statement of intent for Celtic

Divock Origi would certainly prove to be a statement of intent for Celtic

The pressure is mounting on Brendan Rodgers after Celtic slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Red Bull Salzburg in the Europa League.

Celtic travelled to Austria in desperate need a positive result to lift spirits after a difficult start to the season. The Hoops got off to the perfect start with Odsonne Eduoard opening the scoring after just two minutes. However, the Austrian champions quickly struck back with three goals and Celtic’s misery was compounded as James Forrest received his marching orders.

The signs are ominous for the Celtic faithful with the club seemingly showing little signs of progress this year. Despite dominating on the domestic stage in recent years, Celtic have again failed on the European stage. Being knocked out of the Champions League was bad enough, now the Hoops face a real fight to progress from their group.

One man who could help end their slump is Liverpool outcast – Divock Origi. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the Belgian has slipped down the pecking order and spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg. His performances in the Bundesliga did nothing to convince Jurgen Klopp that he is ready for the first-team at Anfield and offers were accepted for him in the summer.

Origi chose to stay at the club but is yet to feature for the Reds this season. Moving to Celtic Park could be a wise move for his development given it was Rodgers who brought him to Merseyside. The Northern Irishman is a huge fan of the youngster and could look to reunite in the January transfer window.

The former Lille striker will be hungry to succeed – a loan move with an option to buy would be an astute piece of business by the Bhoys.

Celtic fans, thoughts?

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