Liverpool Won’t Sell Origi
Liverpool will not be parting ways with Divock Origi this summer, according to Melissa Reddy, who is working for ESPN these days.
The reliable journalist claims “sources” have informed ESPN that the club have opted against the sale of the Belgian this summer, even if it means giving him away for free next year with him entering the final 12 months of his current contract.
However, Reddy confirms that negotiations between the Reds and the striker’s representatives over a new deal are ongoing, and adds that all parties feel comfortable about the situation. Origi has never tried to put pressure on the club by asking for improved terms as he values game-time, development opportunities and personal stability more than the wages he receives.
Liverpool have already earned more than half of the £10 million that they paid for his signature following the 2014 World Cup through loan fees received from Wolfsburg.
The 24-year-old has become a hero of the Kop this season, having scored the famous 96th-minute winner in the Merseyside Derby at Anfield, the winning goal at St James Park, the goal that got Liverpool into the Champions League final and the one that wrapped the No.6 for Jurgen Klopp and his men.
With Daniel Sturridge already gone and Rhian Brewster still a raw diamond, Origi’s contribution to the team in 2019/20 may prove equally important as it was in the season that’s just ended.
Reddy also confirms reports from other rather reliable journalists who claimed that Liverpool wouldn’t be in the market for big-money signings this summer, but will rather look to fill in the gaps left by departures in terms of squad depth.
However, she adds in the end that such an approach will also leave significant funds free – should an opportunity to sign a game-changing player present itself.