Liverpool striker Divock Origi must look for a new club in January, says Sport/Foot Magazine.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino have long been the Reds’ first choice attackers.
Over the past few years, finding a backup for the trident was a problem for Jürgen Klopp. That was sorted out in the last window when the English champions took Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers, and his signing has been a success so far.
According to the magazine, Jota’s arrival has been good news for Liverpool and their manager, but not for Origi, who has now further dropped down the pecking order.
The 27-year-old has played only a minute in the Premier League and has four more appearances to his name in all competitions this season.
Despite the current situation, Klopp has always regarded the Belgium international as an ‘important’ player of the team. The stats, however, are average after five seasons as he has made 140 appearances for Liverpool, which includes only 62 starts.
These numbers are ‘very low’ when you take into account the attacker is ‘not often injured’.
Roberto Martínez didn’t include the player in his Belgium squad for November’s international break, and has a lot of options to pick from.
Sport/Foot Magazine says it’s ‘high time’ for Origi to ‘look for another team’ in January, if he wants to represent his country at Euro 2020.
Club Brugge showed interest in the summer and as per the report, the rumour linking Origi to the Jupiler Pro League side can be revived. However, the report suggest it seems logical for the frontman to join a mid-table club in England or Germany.
Martínez will be keeping a close eye on the situation, and with opportunities hard to come by at Liverpool, not moving away from Anfield in the winter market could see Origi miss out on the European championship with Belgium.