Origi has been tipped for the exit door this summer after he once again failed to make a serious impact on the Liverpool first team, managing to rack up just two Premier League starts last season, amassing a total of just 34 starts in the league since he joined the Reds.
Does Origi have a future at Liverpool?
If the Belgian is to leave this summer, he will leave the fans with many fond memories having scored the decisive goal against Barcelona in that famous Champions League win at Anfield as well as netting in the final of the same competition which saw them beat Tottenham Hotspur.
Lynch spoke at length about what Liverpool plan to do with Origi this summer.
“They need to offload a non-homegrown player, so Shaqiri would fit the bill for that, the same with Origi and we do expect that there’s a real possibility that both of those move on.
“It’s a major consideration because for example, say that Origi doesn’t get his move – it’s happened before, there’s not really a lot of great talk about concrete interest so far.
“If he doesn’t get his move and Shaqiri does, if Liverpool do want to sign a forward and a midfielder, they would maybe have to think about possibly, is one of them going to have to be English?”
TIF Thoughts on Origi’s future…
Origi was signed following the World Cup in 2014 but he has never been able to make the grade and dislodge Robert Firmino as the main threat, with his best season in terms of league appearances coming during the 2016/17 campaign when he was handed 14 starts.
The Belgian is still just 26 years old so has the prime years of his career ahead of him, but considering he has never really proved himself in the Premier League having netted just 19 goals over six seasons, interest may not be rife.
Regardless, it is no surprise Liverpool may be looking to find a suitor for him given his limited effect on the side in recent years.