On the subject of Origi and his future at Anfield with the summer transfer window approaching, Addison had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I think they absolutely have to move on at least two out of Origi, [Xherdan] Shaqiri and [Takumi] Minamino.
“Which two you would choose? I mean, my preference out of the [three] would be to move Origi on. I think his time at Anfield is now up.
“I think you’ve got to say that he’s a cult hero for what he’s done for Liverpool, but he’s just not at the required level anymore and a bit like [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain and [Naby] Keita, you wonder whether for his career, the age that he is now, he could go somewhere else and play regularly and I think that’s what he needs.
“He’s one of those players, if you give him a few games, he can sort of put together some form, but he’s just never, ever going to get that at Liverpool, I don’t think, moving forward so I think it’s time for him to move on.”
TIF Thoughts on Matt Addison’s comments on Origi and his future at Liverpool…
Overall, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £14.4 million, has made 157 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score 35 goals and provide 14 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
Some of Origi’s more memorable goals for the Reds saw him double their lead in the 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the 2019 Champions League final, score a late winner in their Premier League match against Everton in December 2018 and score a brace in their epic 4-0 win over Barcelona in May 2019.
Given how Origi hasn’t made an appearance for Liverpool in the Premier League since his three-minute cameo during their 2-0 defeat against Everton back in February and hasn’t even been named in the squad for their three previous league fixtures, this suggests to us that the Belgian is surplus to requirements at the Merseyside club.
Should Liverpool sell Origi this summer?
Looking ahead to the upcoming summer transfer window, it will probably be beneficial for Origi and his career to leave Liverpool and join a club where he would be a regular starter.
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