Belgium’s Divock Origi became a Liverpool legend after scoring a some of the most important goals of the Jurgen Klopp era. Nevertheless, he has never been able to establish himself in the starting eleven.
In fact, he failed made a single start in the Premier League start this season. And with Luis Diaz joining the club in January, Origi has found himself even further down the Liverpool pecking order.
With his contract expiring next summer, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has now suggested that Origi will leave Liverpool at the end of the season. He also noted that the 26-year-old striker is attracting serious interest from Serie A outfits AC Milan.
AC Milan have already made a proposal to sign Divock Origi on a free transfer. He’s not extending the contract with Liverpool, current deal expires in June and AC Milan are pushing to complete the agreement 🔴 #ACMilan
Club confident – working on the deal as reported yesterday. pic.twitter.com/j7kTH5k9rx
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 17, 2022
Klopp reckons being able to leave a player of Origi’s quality out of his set-up underlines Liverpool’s strength in depth.
He said: “We need our boys in different ways as well, it’s not that you can just be a striker who scores goals.
“If you want to be a striker for Liverpool you have to work your socks off in each game, you have to defend the width, you have to defend the whatever.
“Divock Origi was not in the squad today, that’s a joke as well because if you see him training you would think, how can you leave him at home? But that’s it.”