Rangers recently ramped up the tension in the race for the Scottish Premiership title by signing veteran striker Jermain Defoe. Celtic must now respond by signing a new forward of their own to ensure that they aren’t outgunned by their bitter rivals in the remainder of the campaign.
Despite the Gers’ capture of the veteran hitman though, Brendan Rodgers can still ensure that the Bhoys enjoy a more successful January transfer window by landing a deal to bring Divock Origi to Celtic Park on loan.
Rodgers has worked with Origi before, during his time in charge of Liverpool when he brought the Belgian striker to Anfield in 2014. Now, the former Reds coach could have the chance to reunite with the 23-year-old by bringing him north of the border.
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Origi has shown in the few opportunities he’s had this season that he remains a talented prospect. His stock has risen again recently following his fine goals in the Merseyside derby against Everton and in an FA Cup clash with Wolves.
Despite these contributions though, Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to prevent the 25-cap Belgium international from departing the club on loan during this January transfer window.
Origi could get back to playing week in, week out by making the switch to Celtic, and the injection of quality he would bring to the Hoops could go a long way towards bringing Rodgers’ side their eighth successive league title crown, breaking Rangers hearts in the process.
With Celtic in need of a goalscorer and Origi finding himself surplus to requirements at Anfield and desperate to get his career back on track, this would be a deal that suits all involved.