Klopp should cash in on Origi and put the funds towards young star Ismaila Sarr

Liverpool have slapped a £27million price tag on Divock Origi and Valencia are keen on the striker, according to The Liverpool Echo.

What’s the story?

The 23-year-old forward moved to Anfield in 2014 and has gone on to make 51 appearances, scoring 12 goals and registering four assists.

The Belgium international spent last season on loan at Wolfsburg and had a disappointing spell, netting six goals in 31 games for the German club.

Now, following Liverpool’s big spending this summer, Jurgen Klopp is keen to raise funds and is hoping to make £27million from the sale of Origi, and Valencia are reportedly interested in signing the young striker.

Liverpool need a backup

Liverpool are right to try and offload Origi this summer.

He’s proved he’s not cut out for a top club despite being given enough of a chance to show it, and if they can raise something close to the £27million they want, they should definitely accept.

The problem is that despite Liverpool’s brilliant attack, they still need a backup striker in case of injury or just to mix things up.

Daniel Sturridge could be that man if he wasn’t so injury prone, which makes it difficult to rely on the England striker.

Instead, Liverpool should look to recruit the in-demand 20-year-old Ismaila Sarr who looks like the dream Klopp signing.

His lightning pace and energy make him a much better alternative to Origi, even if they have to reinvest all the money they recoup and some more.