Divock Origi is finding it hard to have regular minutes at Liverpool as he has been given only eight minutes of action in the Premier League this season.

The striker has five more appearances in other competitions and his limited playing time with the Reds has seen him get linked with other European clubs.

Last week, Sky Deutschland reported about Schalke being as one of the options for the 25-year-old in the winter market.

The Merseyside club are interested in Ozan Kabak, and Sky reporter Marc Behrenbeck explained the German side have an ‘idea’ to work out a swap deal involving these two players.

Sky’s report have been relayed by Der Westen, and suggest the exchange operation would help Liverpool strengthen their defence, while Schalke ‘would receive money and Origi’.

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There are doubts about the Belgium international’s desire to stay at Schalke on a long-term basis, and hence, the report adds it would be ‘conceivable’ to take Origi on loan until the end of this season.

It’s likely for Origi to leave Anfield in January, either on loan or permanent move, in search of regular playing time. Whether it will for Schalke or another club remains to be seen.