Liverpool: Divock Origi linked with January exit | OneFootball
Liverpool: Divock Origi linked with January exit
However, it seems as though the Merseyside club could be set to potentially lose one of their 11 league goalscorers this season in the upcoming January transfer window.
What’s the news?
It has recently been reported in The Northern Echo that Newcastle United have targeted Reds attacker Divock Origi for a potential loan move to St. James’ Park in January to help save them from relegation.
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This season has seen the Belgian, who Jurgen Klopp has called “outstanding” in the past, make just seven appearances for the club across all competitions but has added three goals and two assists to his tally, showing that he is capable of being a useful attacking option for the side, which is probably why he has apparently been identified by Newcastle as a potential loan target in January.
However, letting the Belgian leave in January might be nothing short of a disaster for the Reds. Firstly, as he has shown in previous seasons at Anfield that he is capable of popping up at the most important moments and winning games for the Reds.
Should Liverpool allow Origi to leave on loan in January?
In addition to this, Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who have contributed 18 of the 35 league goals Liverpool have scored this season between them, are due to set off to take part in the AFCON tournament that kicks off in January. Thus, it would be a huge mistake, bordering on a disaster, to allow Origi to leave at the same time, handing them a severe lack of options at the top end of the pitch.
With a Premier League title to compete for, the Anfield club will need all the bodies they can get in order to usurp Manchester City and Chelsea.
With this in mind, FSG should turn down any offer they may receive in January for Origi and make sure he stays at the club until the end of the current season at a minimum and hope that he can adequately fill in for Mane and Salah.