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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Fenerbahce Target Reds Striker

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Reports out of Turkey claim that after trying to land Divock Origi over the summer, Fenerbahce has now contacted Liverpool about a January loan.

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Rumour had it that Turkish side Fenerbahce wanted to bring in two Liverpool players on loan over the summer. They got Lazar Markovic, who has stood out early for the Super Lig leaders. They didn't get Divock Origi, who Liverpool kept as an insurance policy for Daniel Sturridge.

With Sturridge returning to action, though, and talk that if he stays fit Liverpool could look to loan out Origi to get him minutes, reports out of Turkey have Fenerbahce once again registering their interest in the Belgian. If the rumours are true, they have already contacted Liverpool with an eye towards January.

As in the summer, Fenerbahce are reportedly seeking out a loan deal, and their interest in Origi remains high enough they are determined to be first in line should Liverpool make him available. Some English outlets have even gone a step further, suggesting Liverpool have agreed to the move in principle.

It would still, though, be dependant on Sturridge remaining fit over the next few months. It could also depend on whether Christian Benteke can remain fit. Liverpool's £32.5M signing is currently undergoing a scan for a hamstring injury that forced him off at the half against Norwich City on Sunday.

Since arriving at Liverpool last summer following a £10M transfer the year before that stipulated he return to selling club Lille for the 2014-15 season, Origi has made two appearances for the Reds, starting in the Europa League against Bordeaux and coming on off the bench against Manchester United.