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Liverpool Forward Is On West Ham United’s Radar This January: Should Klopp Cash In On Him?

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In a recent report, The Sun mentioned that Liverpool forward Divock Origi is on West Ham United’s radar ahead of the January transfer window. It has been mentioned that the Hammers are eyeing a move for the Reds forward, whose current contract at Anfield is set to expire at the end of this campaign.

Origi’s Impressive Run Of Form In The EFL Cup

Origi has assumed a bit-part role at Anfield once again this season but has done well to catch the eye by putting in some productive displays as a key component of Jurgen Klopp’s frontline. The Belgian international has banged in three goals and secured two assists in seven matches for the Reds so far in this campaign on all fronts.

The 26-year-old has proven himself to be a valuable contributor in the games he has started as he is averaging 2.5 shots, 1.5 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in the League Cup. He has even been tidy with his ball distribution after completing 88.5% of his attempted passes in domestic cup football (stats via whoscored).

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Should Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Cash In On Origi This January?

On his day, Origi can be a real handful for any defender as he has got the pace and power to get in behind them out on the wide areas. He is also a composed finisher in front of the opponent’s goal but needs to be more consistent when he is given a regular run of games at the highest level.

The Belgian sensation has served as an excellent squad player at Anfield under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp. Still, the player needs to seek a move elsewhere in search of more playing opportunities in the coming seasons.

At 26, Origi is currently entering his prime, so this January could be an ideal time for him to leave Liverpool in search of a new challenge. With just over six months remaining in his current deal with the Reds, Klopp would be wise to cash in on him during the winter transfer period rather than lose him as a free agent at the end of this season.

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