Monday, 16 July 2018

Could Gerrard's Liverpool connection sensationally clinch Belgian international?


Article by: Richard

23-year-old Liverpool forward Divock Origi was sent to Wolfsburg, Germany last season to gain extra first team experience. It was a-year-long-loan-deal and, after a bright start, Origi struggled, scoring only seven goals in 37 appearances.

The Reds believe that there was mitigating circumstances for this blip in his career, because he played under three different managers during the year. The team formations changed regularly and he found himself getting some experience on the wing.

Perhaps, as Origi’s contract is up on 30 Jun ’19, and sources say Gerrard has first refusal of who he takes to Rangers from Liverpool, this could be a mutually beneficial move. But only if Origi can see his career turning around by joining Stevie G at Ibrox.

Origi hopes that a good showing in Liverpool's opening pre-season games will see Jürgen Klopp reignite the interest he showed in him when he made 43 appearances in the 2016-17 season and scored 11 goals, including one spell of five goals in five successive appearances.

Liverpool signed the 6’ 1” forward for £10 million, then loaned him back to Lille for the 2014–15 Ligue 1 season. He played 44 games and scored 9 goals, and made his debut for Belgium that same season.

The 19-year-old was part of the Belgium team which reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when he became the youngest goal-scorer in Belgium’s World Cup history. Between 2014 -16, he represented Belgium 22 times and scored 3 goals, but has not featured in the side in the last two years.

In season 2016-17, Origi managed to play 43 times for Liverpool in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup and scored 11 goals. In the previous season he had amassed 33 games for the Reds, scored 10 times and played well throughout.

The versatile Origi is a right-footed centre forward, who can also play on either wing and could be a useful signing on a–year-long-loan-deal. Origi has returned to Merseyside and may find himself battling with Dominic Solanke for a place in the Liverpool squad.

12 comments:

  1. Love to see him here but cant see it happening to be fair, another knock back for Cooper so not sure if he is worth the £3M anyways

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    1. i would use the 3m to bring davis back and captain the side. also would consider swap deals for jack, docherty and halliday with other clubs not to mention morelos windass and cardoso, longshot mabye swap windass for callum paterson @ cardiff ?

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  2. How many academy boys who can’t get a first team spot anywhere do we want ? Shambles.

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  3. If he can add 'real value', i'm all for it. But, is he? We can't just exist to give Liverpool youngsters,experience. WE, need striker/s and signed, would be best. Tried and tested, experienced finishers, must be our first concern. Sell Morelos, Mr missed again, to pay for one. No offence to LFC, intended. Goals must be our first concern.

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    1. punt morelos and bring in moult maine brophy 3 for 1, ye want goals without spending millions.

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  4. IN - off topic. this is the only site where people can post and know where to look. Yes there's twitters and instagrams and shite like that but nowhere else can we just come on and post about the Gers. Have you considered setting up an open forum where we could post without a lead article?

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    1. Hi John,

      More times than you would believe. But the stumbling block is forums are 99% war zones and we’re not convinced we want that.

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  5. Would be a great signing. We badly need a 25-30 a season striker. Morelos convinces me less every time I see him. - hopefully I'm wrong and he starts banging them in. I just find it worrying he doesn't look close to scoring most of the time, he doesn't even make the keeper work. Sadiq to get a run out tonight?

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  6. I Hope this Doesn't Happen 👏
    Dont Rate Origi At All
    ...Also his Scoring Rate isnt that Good

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