Liverpool have prioritised the future of striker Divock Origi this summer, according to the Express.
The newspaper claim on their website that Jurgen Klopp is eager to tie down the Belgian international, who has a strong possibility of leaving Anfield in the transfer window.
The Express report that the German is not rushing into many new signings in the next month or so, with the £45,000 per-week forward [Spotrac] having doubts over whether or not Liverpool can deliver the assurances of first-team football next season.
Origi came to the forefront at the right time last season, with his goals helping deliver a Merseyside derby win plus a sixth Champions League trophy.
Well, this is quite an unexpected one. If you flashback to last year, many would have most likely said that there is literally no chance of the Belgian sticking around to the end of his current deal, never mind be offered a new contract. The 24-year-old is right about having a concern regarding the assurances given to him in any potential new deal. For Klopp to promise more first-team football is a real gamble, especially with Roberto Firmino surely expected to feature heavily at Anfield. Origi only played 12 times in the Premier League, with eight of those coming off the bench, as Klopp doesn’t like to swap and change his attacking options too much. Origi may have to get used to the fact that if he wants to play at the highest level, he needs to accept his role in the squad. His goals may have been important in the long run, but collectively, he has only scored 28 goals in his 98 Liverpool appearances [Transfermarkt], something that needs to drastically become more consistent before he directs his attention to guaranteed minutes at Anfield.