With Wolves reportedly interested in signing Divock Origi from Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp must consider cashing in on the Belgian striker, after his less than impressive performances so far this season.
According to The Athletic, the Old Gold have a long-standing interest in the former Lille striker and will consider a move for him in January as they seek a replacement for Raul Jimenez, with the Mexican currently recovering from the fractured skull he suffered against Arsenal.
It also suggests that the Merseyside club are willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old, suggesting that an exit next month could be likely.
Unfortunately for Origi, since his heroics in the Champions League in the 2019/20 season, he has never really been able to establish as a first-team regular at Liverpool.
This season, in particular, has seen him struggle for game time, as the arrival of Diogo Jota has meant that he was no longer the first-choice back up for whenever any of the front three have been injured or rested.
The striker has made just seven appearances in all competitions this season, with his only goal coming in the League Cup win against Lincoln City.
His disappointing performances in the two fixtures against FC Midtjylland, in particular, have perhaps emphasised that, on current form, the 25-year-old simply isn’t good enough for Klopp’s first team.
He has also made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League, suggesting that Klopp no longer has faith in the Belgian international to be an impact player in his side.
After Origi impressed in a 5-2 win against Everton at Anfield in 2019, Phil Neville praised the striker, saying:
“He’s got a taste for the big games. He has made big contributions in big games.”
Whilst he will always be remembered for those two goals against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, as well as his goal to seal the trophy in the final against Spurs, his performances this season have been far from good enough, and Klopp should cash in on the £14.4 million rated man in January if Wolves, or any other side, come knocking.