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Divock Origi “Has to Leave Liverpool” Says Father

The 22-year-old striker needs playing time and will not find it at Liverpool this season.

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Divock Origi may leave Liverpool on loan before the close of the transfer window. There’s a chance he might even be sold to help bridge the funding gap as the club chase after pricy targets at other positions. Either way, though, he is almost certain to leave.

Now 22 years old and heading into a World Cup year, the Belgian needs minutes, and he isn’t going to get them at Liverpool this season where at best he is third choice in a one-striker system—and may even have fallen to fourth. Origi knows this, and his father knows this.

“Divock has to leave Liverpool to get playing time,” the striker’s father admitted today when he was asked about what will happen with his son over the next few days. “Tottenham is a possibility, but there is also interest in France and Germany.”

Origi’s father ruled out a return to Belgium, where Anderlecht have been reported to be interested in signing him, and in recent days journalists with ties to Liverpool have ruled out a move to another English club generally and Tottenham in particular.

Origi, though, will depart. Monaco remains an option, though the Ligue 1 side are cool on the idea of taking the player on loan as part of a deal to send Thomas Lemar to Anfield. If they don’t take him, Marseille increasingly look a possible landing spot.

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