The Liverpool future of Divock Origi was debated by numerous Reds fans on Twitter after an article from Laurie Yarde in Anfield Edition calling for the club to cash in on the Belgian, with a link to the piece shared by @AnfieldEdition on Twitter.
Only 3 goals in the Premier League this season and 0 off the bench.
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) March 25, 2020
The 25-year-old earned cult hero status at Anfield after a clutch of memorable goals last season, including a 96th-minute Merseyside derby winner, the decisive goal in the epic 4-0 Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona and the clincher in the final of that competition against Tottenham.
However, he has still been unable to carve out a regular place in Jurgen Klopp’s side, starting only five Premier League games this season and scoring just five goals in 36 appearances in the current campaign. He was savaged by a portion of Liverpool fans after an ineffective performance against Chelsea in the Reds’ FA Cup exit at the start of this month.
These Kopites on Twitter gave a mixture of views on whether Origi should be retained by the club or moved on in the summer, with some feeling he still has plenty to offer and others believing that Liverpool should “get an upgrade” on the Belgian:
Keep him but buy another striker. With the AFCON next season he’ll likely be needed. Gets sold in summer 2020. Firmino only has 5 more goals
— Michael SNM1 (@Snm1Michael) March 25, 2020
He’s been out of form. He’s proved himself before hasnt he. Can’t just lose all faith in him suddenly, I trust him for next season!
— charlie (@bigchamesjames) March 25, 2020
People are being very harsh here. He’s not a LW and would bag 20 in the prem if he got 30+ games as a ST.
— lfc_data (@DataLfc) March 25, 2020
Sell him and get an upgrade
— B W (@brett_walton) March 25, 2020
Man was on borrowed time 2 years ago. Scored a few very important goals and will be remembered for it but unfortunately he isn’t up to scratch. Seems like a nice chap though.
— ?Joey the red ? (@YNWALFC66) March 25, 2020
We should have sold him the week after the CL Final. His stock will never be higher than then.
— Jersey Todd (@JerseyTodd) March 25, 2020
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