Previously, Borussia Dortmund appeared to sign Liverpool’s out of favor forward Divock Origi for big money, but now it looks like the deal is off.
Liverpool’s 2018-19 season has started with a bang as the Reds made it from in two it two at Crystal Palace. The Merseysiders were backed with a stunning summer transfer business and have become a genuine contender to dethrone Manchester City as Premier League champions. Recently, it was reported that the Anfield club is set to trim the squad as a consequence of their heavy transfer spending.
This has endangered future of some of Reds’ men and Divokc Origi is certainly one of them. Earlier reports quoted, Reds were opened to sell of their Belgian and Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund had shown a keen interest to sign the forward for a reported fee of £27 million.
But however, latest reports by Standard acknowledges Liverpool has ended the negotiations with the Bundesliga side and Origi is set to remain in England.
The previous reports also claimed, Liverpool was willing to send Origi on loan, who spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg. The Belgian had a fine 2016-17 season Reds, having appeared on the scoresheet for 11 times. In 2017 summer, Liverpool recruited Dominic Solanke as a backup for Roberto Firmino and it resulted to Origi’s loan move away from Anfield.
Liverpool signed Origi for £10m from Lille in the summer of 2014, but he was immediately loaned back to the French club for the following campaign before moving to Anfield in 2015.
Liverpool has already offloaded striker Danny Ings to Southampton for a reported fee of £20 million. But still, perhaps, Origi will only be a 4th choice striker at Reds with Firmino, Daniel Sturridge, and Solanke above him in the pecking order.
Divock Origi is no doubt is a talented man to lead the frontline. But, Firmino has established himself as Reds’ long-term no.9 and with Klopp not looking to take high risks in Liverpool’s pivotal2018-19 season, Origi’s first team opportunities have faded and perhaps a move away could benefit him.