According to The Sun, West Ham United are keeping a tab on the developments regarding Divock Origi’s future at Liverpool. David Moyes wants to sign a striker in order to challenge for the top four spot in the Premier League and go far in the Europa League this season. The Hammers are currently fourth in the league and Moyes has done exceptionally well in balancing the pressures of the Premier League and playing in the Europa League. It is believed that West Ham are trying to bring in a striker after their failed attempts in the summer to buy one.
Divock Origi Not A Starter At Liverpool
Divock Origi has been at Liverpool since 2014 and was a key member of the squad when Jurgen Klopp arrived in 2015. But since the arrival of Roberto Firmino, it has been difficult for Origi to nail a starting berth at Liverpool. Although a few injuries hasn’t helped him either, but it is clear that only a few could have ever replaced the trio of Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino at Liverpool after their success in the last four years.
Origi has had heroic performances for the Reds in the Champions League but most of them have come from the bench as he has not been consistent enough when given regular starts at Merseyside. With Origi’s contract ending next summer, the Reds might opt to cash in rather than watch him leave as a free agent and therefore West Ham are hopeful of signing him on a knock-down fee in January as they believe Liverpool might entertain offers.
Right Choice For Moyes?
David Moyes tried to bring in a striker last summer considering his lack of depth in that department. For most parts, the Hammers have been over reliant on the performances of star forward Michail Antonio, who might be an injury away from derailing their season. With European competitions under his belt now it is considered that Moyes is desperate to buy a striker and relieve some pressure off Antonio who is expected to deliver every week.
Divock Origi has had a good spell in the past and has scored 20 times in the Premier League and with European experience under his belt it would be an ideal choice for Moyes to bring in the striker. Although the Hammers won’t be able to promise a starting berth to the Belgian, he could be playing more frequently here than in Liverpool. His signing might help West Ham achieve success this season, as the West Ham manager targets a top-four spot for the Hammers.