Liverpool have struggled with their striking options this season but there may be some good news on the horizon. Divock Origi, the Belgian international has stated that he would want to move to Liverpool during the January transfer window but admits that the move can only take place if Lille, the club he is on loan, agrees to the transfer.
Origi has been a rising star in the Ligue 1 and was signed up by Liverpool after an impressive performance during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Liverpool paid a reported £9.8 million for the Belgian to Lille to secure his services, as part of the deal; Divock was to remain at the French club till the end of the season.
Origi has been doing well and had recently scored a goal against Iceland, Origi has been in contact with Brendan Rodgers, with Liverpool misfiring from the start of the season, and it has raised prospects of the striker joining the Merseyside club in January.
A move earlier than stated would suit both Origi and Liverpool but the English club would have to pay extra to ensure they get the services of the striker from Lille. The striker though admits that any move would only happen if Lille agree to the terms, something which has not happened as of yet.
“Brendan Rodgers is in contact regularly. That makes me feel very good and wanted. And although I agreed to stay with Lille until the end of this season, if there was a chance of joining Liverpool sooner I would take it.
“I would love to move to Liverpool sooner rather than later. I am here at Lille, it is fine, they are a good club and they have helped me. But it is also frustrating. It is French football. I can’t wait to be playing in the Premier League because I can now see that it will suit me better.”
Divock also talked about the current scenario of Liverpool
“They have a team with a lot of talent, with a lot of good players and a very good coach. But they have had a lot of injuries and this has not helped them.
“It is difficult when you do not have a player like Daniel Sturridge. I believe they just have to be more efficient but I also believe that it is only a matter of time before it comes.”
Liverpool have had a torrid time in front of goal this season with Daniel Sturridge out injured from August and £16 million striker Mario Balotelli failing to hit the net in the Premier League, the club’s other strikers Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini have not scored this season either, collectively Balotelli, Borini and Lambert have not scored for more than 1000 consecutive minutes in the Premier League.
Quotes courtesy: The Guardian
Picture courtesy: The Daily Star