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Liverpool FC Transfer Rumours: Divock Origi to Norwich on Loan?

Divock Origi has been linked with yet another loan move in the January transfer window.

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Last time out in Origi rumours and company, the return of Daniel Sturridge was believed to create a situation where the Belgian youngster would be loaned out in January. It was quite a surprise after Liverpool went through the effort of signing him, letting him stay at Lille, trying to cut the loan short early, and finally integrating him into the first-team squad.

Danny Ings has made a bright start to life at Anfield, but Liverpool's other two senior strikers are surrounded by injury concerns. Christian Benteke is currently out with a hamstring injury, his second setback since joining the club. Although his first injury was more of a minor thigh injury, the fact that another injury has arrived so soon may be cause for concern. Daniel Sturridge made his return to competitive action last weekend but is still not match fit yet.

Liverpool may be in a different situation in January, but for now, Divock Origi will be needed to provide squad depth with Premier League, Europa League, and League Cup commitments ahead. It is possible that a loan move may be worth considering for six months, which brings Norwich City into the equation.

The Daily Express have referred to Italy once again to bring news of Norwich's interest in Origi. Fenerbahçe S.K. were linked with a loan move for Origi, but would gaining more experience in the Premier League be a better bet for a young player trying to make his mark at Liverpool? Lazar Marković feels lost to Liverpool now that he's in Turkey, and a similar feeling may arise if the 20-year-old followed Marković in January.

Only three appearances into Origi's Liverpool career and talk of loan moves surround the player. Alex Neil could be an interesting guide for Origi if such a move materialised, but at this stage, it's best to file this for later with the January transfer window a few months away. There's a lot of football to be played until then, and there are many possibilities that may open up a regular starting spot for a talented young striker.

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