According to a source close to ESPN FC, Liverpool have turned down a loan offer from Galatasaray for Divock Origi as they want the striker to stay and prove his worth in England. ESPN has also claimed that the Reds forward is likely to leave on loan during the January transfer window as he has struggled to gain first-team opportunities under Jurgen Klopp so far.
Origi’s Heroics Despite Limited Game Time This Season
Origi’s most telling contribution this season came in the Merseyside derby when he scored with a last-minute header which will live long in the memories of the Liverpool supporters. Klopp decided to reward him for his efforts by handing him a start against Burnley, but he failed to make the most of that chance as he was not able to trouble the Clarets defenders and find the back of the net.
The Belgian frontman was destined for great things, but he has not managed to live up to his potential and is now looking like a forward who is a shadow of his former self. There is no doubt about the fact that Origi needs to go out on loan if he wants to reignite his career and prove his value in English football.
What Does Origi Offer On The Pitch?
The Belgian forward boasts outstanding pace and is a good reader of the game as evidenced by his heroics against Everton when he refused to give up on a lost cause that led to a 96th-minute winner for the Reds. Origi is also known for his attacking instincts inside the opposition penalty area and can score goals regularly if given the right ammunition by his teammates.
Is It A Good Call By Klopp To Only Let Origi Join An English Club On Loan?
A move to another English club makes sense for the Merseyside giants as Origi could then get a real chance to reignite his career and come back as a stronger player capable of producing more efficient displays up top.
It will be a shrewd move for Liverpool to let him leave and join another English team who can help the striker get some confidence back in front of goal.