30 Sept 2015

LFC Transfer Truth: Rodgers confirms January transfer for potentially 'world-class' £10m attacker is not happening

Over the last week, multiple reports have claimed that Liverpool are considering sending Divock Origi back out on loan this season, but is there any real chance of that happening?

According to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws:

* Liverpool plan to send Origi out on loan during the January transfer window.

* Fenerbahce wanted to sign him on loan over the summer, but the Reds weren't interested.

When asked today about the possibility of Origi leaving the club, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers told reporters:

“No, not at this stage. He’s a young player who has excellent qualities. The real focus on Divock is goals [and] that is what he’ll be judged on. We'll review where he's at at the end of the season.”

Well, Origi better score tonight if he's to have any chance of taking part in the club's league games. With Sturridge now fit (touch wood), Ings playing well, and Benteke to come back into the squad, it's hard to see how Origi will get regular game time for the club.

His best chance is to make himself undroppable, and that means taking the club by storm with regular goals/assists. Even if that happens, though, will Rodgers play Origi ahead of either Sturridge, or Benteke? Doubtful.

After signing Origi in 2014, Rodgers delivered one of his trademark fawning eulogies:

"He [Origi] can be one of the most exciting talents in world football. He has everything to be world class. By signing him, we'll have a wonderful player. He can light up world football, for sure".

What a joke. Origi - who cost the Reds £10m - is another waste of money, and yet another player bought without any real strategy or plan of how to utilise him effectively.

I find it amusing that Liverpool have a player at the club who allegedly 'has everything to be world class', but isn't deemed good enough to play regularly.

Under Rodgers, Liverpool is a graveyard for young/teenage attackers, and in my vuew, Origi made a massive mistake signing for the club.

He could be playing regular football at another (albeit smaller) club, but like so many other young players, he ignored personal development to chase fame and fortune.

Irrespective of what Rodgers says, I still expect Origi to go out on loan, either in January or next summer. With Ings, Benteke, Sturridge, and Firmino in the squad, the Belgian is arguably redundant.

David N'Gog/Fabio Borini MK 2.

Author: Jaimie K


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