According to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp is confident that Liverpool’s Belgian striker Divock Origi will soon sign a new long term deal. The same source has also mentioned that the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has already held talks with the talented forward.
Origi’s Remarkable Season At Anfield
Origi enjoyed a fantastic campaign with the Reds after he put in a series of match-winning displays off the bench in the previous term. He was responsible for some memorable goals for the Liverpool supporters which include his last-gasp winner against Everton and of course, his UEFA Champions League final goal versus Tottenham Hotspur which ensured that the Merseysiders lifted their sixth European Cup in history.
The 24-year-old found the back of the net on eight occasions and grabbed two assists in 22 matches for Klopp’s team last season in all competitions. The former LOSC Lille youth product has also secured 26 international caps for the Belgian national side and has registered three goals for his nation thus far.
At 24, Origi is about to embark upon the peak years of his playing career, so it seems like a wise move by Liverpool to consider retaining him for the long-run.
At the same time, the fact that the Belgian striker has struggled to put in a consistent run of performances (except for the previous campaign) in his young career, will be a cause for concern. Hence, offering a five-year deal might be a gamble by Klopp as it could easily back-fire if Origi goes back to his shell next season.
What Does The Belgian Striker Offer On The Field?
The Belgian frontman boasts incredible pace and is a very penetrative dribbler with the ball out in the wide areas. He has also added goals to his game as he can keep his cool in high-pressure situations. However, Origi is yet to prove his worth as a first-team starter so it would be interesting to see whether he can topple Roberto Firmino for a regular starting berth in Klopp’s first XI.
Final Verdict: Is It A Good Move By Klopp?
The positives of retaining the former VfL Wolfsburg striker outweighs the negatives. Hence, it could be a good move by Liverpool to keep Origi at the club for the long-run.
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