According to a recent report from Aksam, Divock Origi could be set for a move away from Liverpool in the near future. The 23-year-old has been playing his football at Anfield since 2014 but hasn’t always been a first-choice at the Merseyside giants, to the point that he was shipped out on loan to German outfit Wolfsburg for the entirety of last season.
And reports suggest that the striker could be set to leave the club in the not-too-distant future, with Everton one side thought to be keen on the Belgium international, yet the man himself should seek to reunite with former boss Brendan Rodgers at Celtic if he is to reignite his career.
Ultimately, it was Northern Irishman Rodgers who brought the 23-year-old to Liverpool back in 2014, and although he was immediately loaned back to Lille for the 2014/15 season, he then returned and went on to net ten goals in all competitions in his first campaign at Anfield.
And Jurgen Klopp’s arrival in October 2015 didn’t hinder Origi’s opportunities too greatly at first, with the striker backing up his efforts in the 2015/16 season by bagging 11 in all competitions in the 2016/17 campaign to help the Reds return to the Champions League under the German.
Yet things have since taken a turn for the worst with Origi falling down the pecking order, hence the loan spell at Wolfsburg last term, while Daniel Sturridge’s resurgence in the early phase of this season suggests that the 23-year-old’s future is indeed away from Anfield.
And Celtic boss Rodgers should be interested in reuniting with the Belgian ace, what with his Bhoys team seeking further attacking reinforcements following the late summer departure of Moussa Dembele.
Dembele was the club’s talisman throughout his spell at Parkhead in netting 51 goals in just 94 games for the Bhoys, although he secured a move to French side Lyon at the end of the summer transfer window to leave Celtic short in the striking ranks.
And they have since struggled greatly for goals in netting just seven prior to their 6-0 thumping of St Johnstone just prior to the international break, thus suggesting that Rodgers needs to delve into the January window if he is to lead the club to an eighth straight league title – Origi could be that man.
And Origi himself should be tempted by the opportunity to work under Rodgers once again, what with the ex-Liverpool chief keen on giving young players a chance, while a move to Celtic may also give him the regular first team football that he simply isn’t getting at Liverpool, and may not get were he to move to Everton.
Thus, it’s a move which would be in the best interests of both parties – for Celtic in terms of boosting their flagging striking ranks, and for Origi in terms of seeking to reignite his flailing career.
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