Despite being linked with a move to Wolves just a few weeks ago as cover for the injured Raul Jimenez, the midlands club have since withdrawn their interest for Liverpool striker Divock Origi.
According to the Daily Mirror, Nuno Espirito Santos has cooled his interest in the Belgian forward after deciding to recall on-loan Patrick Cutrone from Fiorentina, with the young Italian impressing during his loan spell and clearly a cheaper option for the club rather than signing Origi.
It had been revealed that both Origi and fellow teammate Xherdan Shaqiri had both been linked with moves away from the club this month but that now doesn’t seem to be the case, with the pair never being up for sale or expected to leave.
Should Liverpool keep Origi?
No, not good enough
I don’t think that Jurgen Klopp would have allowed Origi to leave for Wolves in all honesty – a move abroad would have been the more likely option but with him now staying it almost feels as though he has been given another chance to prove himself and rescue his career on Merseyside.
The difficult thing for Origi now is that Liverpool possesses four forwards that are all capable of replacing and swapping in and out for one another without harming the quality of rhythm of the Liverpool squad in Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah, and Diogo Jota when fit. These four have all shown to be a cut above the rest, including Origi, and it will be hard for the 25-year-old to prove himself given the talent already at Klopp’s disposal.
He hasn’t been short of chances this season though, with starts in the Champions League against FC Midtjylland home and away and against Atalanta at home – all of which Origi failed to make an impact. If he wants a future at the club then he is certainly going to need to make a bigger effort to impress.
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