While Liverpool are happy not sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona despite the colossal sum offered, they are willing to allow Belgian striker Divock Origi leave on or before deadline day, in other to boost his chances of starring his for his country in the World Cup, according to reports.
Origi arrived Liverpool in the summer of 2014 after a £10million deal was agreed with Lille for his transfer. He was loaned back to Lille in the same season but since his return in 2015, the 22-year-old attacker has failed to nick a place in the first team of Klopp.
Liverpool have already bolstered their squad this summer with the signing of Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah and it appears that the coming of the aforementioned duo has pushed him down the selection pecking order of Klopp. He has to contend with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Saido Mane and Mohamed Salah in the attack but the front trio have been in impressive form this season.
Origi is yet to lace his boots for Liverpool this term and he was even left out of the squad that thumped Hoffenheim 4-2 in their Champions League qualifier. Apparently, his best bet at playing regularly is away from Anfield.
According to the Telegraph, Origi is wary of his chances with the Belgian team in the World Cup of next summer. If he remains on the bench, he may not even be called and despite Klopp’s desire to keep, he’s likely the grant the player a transfer.
Tottenham are heavily linked with a move for the player but he may not also play regularly there.
Despite being out of favour, Origi record of 12 goals in just 21 league starts speaks volume of his prospect.