Divock Origi has only played around 400 minutes for Liverpool so far this season, but in that time he’s scored five goals and added two assists.
The Belgian’s habit of popping up with crucial goals late in matches is something which has been seen again recently, and that saw the 26-year-old receive plenty of praise from manager Jurgen Klopp.
At this stage of his career, Origi probably needs to be playing a bigger part, especially if he’s to advance his cause on the international stage. He out missed on Euro 2020 with Belgium, but that he was called back in by Roberto Martinez for the recent games against Estonia and Wales shows he has a real chance of making it to the World Cup.
Playing every week, and consistently finding the back of the net when doing so, would help in that regard, and that’s partly why the player, and Liverpool, will have a decision to make in the summer.
Tuttomercatoweb report AC Milan and Atalanta are keen on the forward, with it said he’s a ‘very hot name’ for the Serie A clubs.
The Rossoneri would be looking at Origi for life after Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whereas Atalanta have general interest which could increase should they sell Luis Muriel.
It’s believed the player’s €4m a year wages would be an issue, but in reality the advantageous tax rules in Italy would make it easier.