Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp handed Divock Origi his first league start of the season in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley on January 20th.

The striker struggled against the Clarets and the defeat at Anfield saw the Reds end their 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League.

Origi has been given just over 400 minutes of action and these minutes have been collected across 12 matches in all competitions.

In dire need of game time, the Belgium international continues to be linked with a move away from the English champions in the winter market.

Origi needs to feature regularly in the second half of the campaign if he wants to represent his country at the European championship later in the summer. This has now been confirmed by his national team manager, Roberto Martínez.

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FcInterNews interviewed the former Everton manager and asked him about the former Lille man, who is also been linked to Inter Milan.

Martínez said, “He is a great talent. From a very young age he achieved a high level of performance. In 2014 he started the World Cup in Brazil; seven years have already passed.”

“He remains a young athlete, who despite having scored historic goals in the Champions League and Premier League with Liverpool in the last three seasons, did not have the time expected, at least here with Belgium.” 

“He is an athlete who is not afraid, nothing is too big for him, so much so that he has had that success I was talking about before.”

“What is certain is that he would need to play more, and have a more central role. Here there are many expectations regarding his decision in this transfer window.”

Origi has time until Monday to take a decision on his immediate future because regular opportunities look hard to come by at Liverpool as of now.