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Liverpool: Divock Origi linked with January exit

So far this season in the Premier League, Liverpool have had 11 different goalscorers that have contributed to the 35 goals the Reds have managed to score in the league.

However, it seems as though the Merseyside club could be set to potentially lose one of their 11 league goalscorers this season in the upcoming January transfer window.

What’s the news?

It has recently been reported in The Northern Echo that Newcastle United have targeted Reds attacker Divock Origi for a potential loan move to St. James’ Park in January to help save them from relegation.

Since making his debut for Liverpool back in September 2015, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £10.8m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 164 appearances across all competitions in which he has managed to score 38 goals and provide 16 assists along the way.

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This season has seen the Belgian, who Jurgen Klopp has called “outstanding” in the past, make just seven appearances for the club across all competitions but has added three goals and two assists to his tally, showing that he is capable of being a useful attacking option for the side, which is probably why he has apparently been identified by Newcastle as a potential loan target in January.

However, letting the Belgian leave in January might be nothing short of a disaster for the Reds. Firstly, as he has shown in previous seasons at Anfield that he is capable of popping up at the most important moments and winning games for the Reds.

He bagged in their 1-0 win over Everton back in December 2018 where he scored the very late winner before scoring a brace in their 4-0 win over Barcelona in the Champions League.

Should Liverpool allow Origi to leave on loan in January?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In addition to this, Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, who have contributed 18 of the 35 league goals Liverpool have scored this season between them, are due to set off to take part in the AFCON tournament that kicks off in January. Thus, it would be a huge mistake, bordering on a disaster, to allow Origi to leave at the same time, handing them a severe lack of options at the top end of the pitch.

With a Premier League title to compete for, the Anfield club will need all the bodies they can get in order to usurp Manchester City and Chelsea.

With this in mind, FSG should turn down any offer they may receive in January for Origi and make sure he stays at the club until the end of the current season at a minimum and hope that he can adequately fill in for Mane and Salah.

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