Origi may force an exit in the summer
TRANSFER RUMOUR: Divock Origi may force an exit in the summer after growing frustrated with his lack of playing time under Jurgen Klopp, according to the Times journalist Paul Joyce.
Throughout the season, Liverpool havd consistently started with the attacking trident of Firmino alongside Mané and Coutinho. However whilst Coutinho was out injured, Klopp decided to push Adam Lallana into a more advanced role for the most part instead of including the Belgian forward.
Origi did embark on something of a scoring run towards the tail-end of 2016, scoring in five successive games, however, his lack of playing time has restricted him to just eight goals all season.
The Belgian international became a vital player for the Reds towards the end of last campaign and looked set to establish himself as a regular starter under Klopp.
However, injuries and the addition of Mane to the forward line has put him back down the pecking order and now the 21-year-old appears in need of first team football.
Still a striker to fear
While not yet the complete package, Origi’s pace, versatility, strength and composure in front of goal could see him become a feared forward in years to come. There have been a lot of stories about Klopp looking for a new striker, however that has mainly been due to the fact injury-prone Daniel Sturridge likely to leave the club. RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has been heavily linked with the Reds after scoring 14 Bundesliga goals this season and the youngster also started for Germany against England on Wednesday night.