Liverpool will reportedly ‘invite’ offers for Divock Origi this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to raise funds for his own transfer spree.
That is according to the Daily Mail who claim the Reds will allow the 25-year-old to leave Anfield having fallen down the pecking order.
Origi last started for the Reds in January and has only completed 90 minutes once all season, during a 7-2 Carabao Cup victory over Lincoln City.
Forever hailed a hero among supporters for his special moments on Merseyside, the former Lille striker has struggled to have the same levels of impact this campaign an has found himself rather surplus to requirements when summer signing Diogo Jota is available.
The report also states European clubs are aware of the forward’s availability, although no specific sides are mentioned as holding an interest.
Contracted until 2024 at Anfield having signed a new deal on the strength of form in 2019, the Reds will be looking to receive a premium fee for the man once hailed ‘unreal’ by Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher when speaking to Sky Sports Football (30/10/19).
It’s true that Origi has given Kopites some of the most euphoric moments of the last decade, namely the Merseyside derby winner and the Barcelona brace, not to mention the Champions League final strike.
But it’s also true the time has come to bid farewell if Liverpool are going to maintain their status and challenge for all trophies once again next season.
Unfortunately, the Belgian has shown time and time again this season he is no longer of a level required to provide suitable backup for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Valued at £14.4m by Transfermarkt, transfer chief Michael Edwards will be confident in fetching a reasonable sum.