Divock Origi has seven appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season and it doesn’t include a start in the league.
The striker has been on the pitch for seven minutes across two Premier League matches for the Reds, which is why the Belgian media had advised him to leave Anfield in January.
The Belgium international has fallen down the pecking order at the Merseyside club after the arrival of Diogo Jota in the summer.
Earlier this month, Voetbal 24 reported Club Brugge ‘think’ of taking the 25-year-old on a loan deal in winter market.
It’s still not clear what Origi’s plans are, but Borussia Dortmund have been told to sign the Liverpool player next month by former Bayern Munich midfielder Stefan Effenberg.
In his column for t-Online, the German said Dortmund made a mistake not signing an experienced striker in the last window.
He has urged the Bundesliga side to sign either take Origi or Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauro Icardi to avoid repeating last summer’s blunder.
“BVB sports director Michael Zorc said the club had decided to build up 16-year-old striker Youssoufa Moukoko alongside Haaland ‘on a long-term basis and not to slow them down by putting another player in front of him.’ A 16-year-old as a backup for a 20-year-old? That is fatal and doesn’t work at all,” Effenberg said.
“The bosses make a mistake if they don’t bring in an experienced striker. And they already failed to take up this position in the summer.
“Of course, you can say that it is the philosophy to build up the young Moukoko. But then they also have to live with the results. And apparently, they don’t. The demands are still very high.”
“I wrote months ago that they should sign a striker like Mario Mandžukić. Incidentally, that would still be available and has been without a club for half a year. Even if he wasn’t really fit, he would help for 20 or 30 minutes.”
“Two other candidates for a winter transfer or at least a loan deal until the end of the season: Divock Origi (25) from Liverpool or Mauro Icardi (27) from PSG. They haven’t played there this season, have just sat in the stands several times, but have long since proven their skills and might help immediately. Origi shot Liverpool in the 2019 final against Tottenham to win the Champions League. Icardi was the top scorer twice in the Italian Serie A.”