One of the heroes of Liverpool’s Champions League triumph earlier this summer, Divock Origi’s future at Anfield has always seemed to be uncertain at the best of times.
The Belgian international found himself back at Anfield last season following a year in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg, and etched himself into the club’s folklore with the second goal against Tottenham last month.
Reports in recent weeks had suggested Origi could be on his way out of the club this summer with just one year left on his deal, but now, in an update from The Liverpool Echo, the Reds will reportedly resist any attempts to lure the striker away.
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After hearing the 24-year-old will remain at Liverpool regardless of whether he signs a contract extension or not, fans of the Merseyside club took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the decision.
Despite seeing Origi play a big part in their Champions League victory, many Liverpool supporters urged the club to sell the striker now and not let him leave on a free transfer next summer.
Indeed, a few insisted that the Belgian was not of the required quality and questioned how they planned to pip Manchester City to the Premier League title with Origi as their main back-up forward.
Check out some of the frustrated reaction of Liverpool fans below:
Just move him on. Isn’t good enough and if not for his Barca goals would already be on his way. #sadbuttrue
— bulle (@bulle0205) July 4, 2019
paying players like Div for sentimental reasons is not how we beat City
— toast of phx (@midgetcowboy) July 4, 2019
I’d rather sell him than lose him for free next year…. what’s the point
— Decky LFC (@declanwhitaker) July 4, 2019
We should sell him if does sign a new deal soon . can’t keep lossing players for free .we lost 3 players in the last two years now that’s not great really
— Roy Bettington (@RoyBettington) July 4, 2019
I like the lad but if we have any sort of ambition we need to bring in a top class forward an sell origi! Promote brewster to 5th choice!
— Sam (@samlfc923) July 4, 2019
He isn’t good enough and think it wont be long before Brewster takes his coming off the bench spot.
A really good time now for liverpool to invest in top quality players to keep us competing and winning more.
— jos harvey (@jossi04) July 4, 2019
— Governor (@Lukhaz95) July 4, 2019
Get rid of him.
— Boom (@colmeister) July 4, 2019