On May 9th, we carried Divock Origi’s interview with Het Laatste Nieuws where he explained his decision to stay at Liverpool despite having offers last summer.
The same day, another Belgian newspaper, Het Nieuwsblad, reported the Reds ‘will now make a proposal’ to the forward as his current deal at the club will expire in 2020.
HLN now claims Jurgen Klopp’s side are ‘in a hurry’ with the contract extension of the 24-year-old and have ‘made the first proposal’.
The player takes into consideration the offer made by his employer, but he doesn’t want to rush and take a decision, especially after being a bit part player this season.
Origi has scored crucial goals for the Merseyside club and this which includes a brace against Barcelona in the Champions League clash at Anfield. His second against Ernesto Valverde’s side put Liverpool into the final of the European competition.
The attacker’s recent performances have put him back on the radar of potential suitors and other clubs are ‘closely following his situation’ with the Premier League runners-up.
If Origi decides to stay, he will be behind Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in the pecking order, meaning his playing time will be restricted.
On the other hand, HLN also explains the player needs ‘financial guarantees’ as he is currently earning €70,000-a-week.
Origi now needs to make a decision on his future.