According to 90min, Southampton are currently monitoring Origi’s situation at Anfield, though the likes of West Ham and Crystal Palace are also thought to be doing the same.
The 26-year-old barely featured for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season, making just nine Premier League appearances.
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He is reportedly earning £60,000-a-week, so it would not be a total shock to see Liverpool sell now in order to free up some of the wage budget. And Palmer believes a move to St. Mary’s could benefit both Southampton and the Belgium international.
When asked by TIF if Origi joining the Saints could be a smart transfer, the ex-England player said:
“Yeah, I mean Southampton are one of those clubs that should be targeting young players from Premier League clubs who are going to be loaned out [or made available]. They haven’t got the resources in terms of transfer budget and what they can pay in salaries.
“Danny Ings had all those injuries, he went from Liverpool to Southampton and it resurrected his career.
“So they just need to get into those clubs, do the deals. It’s a win–win really for both club and player.”
From Origi’s perspective, he probably really could do with a fresh start after being overlooked by Klopp, so perhaps a move to Southampton would be ideal.