27 Jun 2014

Anfield-bound? LFC make €7m offer for exciting striker who 'dreams of the Prem'

Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Lille striker Divock Origi, and new reports suggest that the Reds are in pole-position to sign the 19-year old Belgian.

According to ESPN:

* Liverpool are 'favourites' to sign Origi.

* The club has made a €7m offer.

* LFC will loan Origi back to Lille next season.

When asked this week about transfer speculation, Origi told reporters:

"I always dreamed of playing in the Premier League but now I'm in an important tournament so I'm try to focus on the team. We'll then see with Lille what I'll do."

Prior to the World Cup, I doubt many LFC fans had ever heard of Origi (I certainly hadn't), and it seems highly convenient that he suddenly becomes a Liverpool target after scoring a goal in the World Cup. Some info about Origi:

* 32 apps for various Belgium youth teams.
* 4 apps for the senior team.
* 7 goals in 45 apps for Lille.
* Youngest goalscorer in Belgian World Cup history.

* Started out as a defensive midfielder, and has no problem playing in both positions: “I am comfortable in both positions. I trained to play on the side or in the center. I have no problem with that.”

When asked recently about the possibility of a summer transfer, Mike Origi - the youngster's father, and personal rep - told reporters:

"There are already a number of calls came from interested clubs. We take any offer into consideration, but in my opinion not a good time to take a new step"

Belgium have produced a whole raft of superb players over the last five years, including fellow strikers Christian Benteke, and Romelu Lukaku, so if this is true, perhaps Rodgers is gambling on Origi becoming the next big Belgian star.

After wasting so much money on similarly-priced players over the last two years, I don't see how it makes sense to sign yet another mid-priced young player and then send him out on loan. Man United recently did the same thing with Wilfried Zaha, and look how that turned out.



  1. Seen him only in two games in world Cup.
    Has skills but he reminds me of Luis Alberto a little on the slow side and he has that Moses Body language lazy looking.

  2. Not good enough - BUT - LFC are in a real mess over Suarez now - why did Phil Thompson shoot his mouth off about Sanchez which will now never happen -totally irresponsible behaviour that hurts LFC

  3. I was very impressed with him yesterday. Very confident, good feet, quick..of course this is all based on the game yesterday.

    But if he is staying at Lille then thats good.

  4. We are linked with so many players it's becoming tiring. Every day it's a different player. I'll believe he's signing when I see him on sky sports walking into Melwood.

  5. kenneth o sullivan12:33 pm, June 27, 2014

    reds link with around 52 players so far this session . pick 5 if your rigth pls give us lotto numbers

  6. To be fair Wilfred Zaha made a name for himself in the championship not the World Cup and Man U paid double for him than the fee being touted for this lad. He looks the real deal to me

  7. Today the BBC page at least mentions the Origi and Shaqiri deals on their gossip pages. Still no mention of Sanchez though.

  8. just read Lallana is on his way to Melwood for medical.

  9. Who did I tell you before the world cup we should be watching?

  10. Word on the street is that he is heading to us and we'll loan him to Lille for another year.

  11. He is doing better than Lukaku in the world cup

  12. What do you mean this guy has bags of potential.

  13. So you're saying he has a lot of baggage!?

    Great more problems!

  14. Yes i agree. i was very impressed. Apparently the Belgians say he has more potential at his age than Lukuku. Lets see.