Liverpool journalist Paul Gorst has made a claim on Reds attacker Divock Origi and his future at Anfield.
This comes after Gorst recently made an appearance on a recent episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Origi and his future in Jurgen Klopp’s side, Gorst had this to say on the situation. (12.12)
He said: “For me, I think Origi’s career is just basically petering out at Anfield now. Everyone will always remember him for that May he had in 2019 and then obviously the first of June but he hasn’t convinced when he’s played at all.
“He was given the start against Burnley and just looked a bit uninterested and listless and lethargic.”
Overall, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.4 million, has made a total of 156 appearances for Liverpool across all competitions in which he has scored 35 goals and provided 13 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Paul Gorst’s comments on Origi and his future at Liverpool…
Taking into account how Origi has failed to score a goal or provide an assist in the league so far in this campaign and earned himself a disappointing season rating of 6.19/10 (per WhoScored), making him one of their lowest-rated players this season, this shows that he has not been at the required level for the Reds and clear to see why Gorst thinks his career at Liverpool is coming to an end.
Will Liverpool finally get rid of Origi this summer?
Also, given how the Belgian has not made an appearance for the club since his three-minute cameo against Everton last month, this suggests to us that Klopp doesn’t see Origi as a suitable attacking option for his side.
In our view, if Liverpool can sell Origi this summer, pick up a reasonable transfer fee for him and sign a decent replacement that can make more of an impact on the team when called upon, this would be a good business move for the club.