Liverpool’s frontline is looking stacked these days — a little too stacked, according to those who decide that kind of stuff, and so somebody has to become the odd man out. Divock Origi seems to have drawn the short straw in competition with Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Philippe Coutinho, Dominic Solanke and a fit-again Daniel Sturridge, and Liverpool are looking for a temporary move for the striker.
German side Wolfsburg were reported to be interested earlier in the day, with Liverpool demanding a loan fee to allow the player to leave for the season. That fee has been revealed to be £6m — a princely sum for the luxury of loaning the Reds’ sixth-choice attacker for a year — and die Wölfe are willing to pay, if we are to believe generally reliable Times-correspondent Paul Joyce.
There are still details to be ironed out, but at the moment, it looks as if though Origi will get the chance to accumulate some regular playing time — having played only around 2000 league minutes for the Reds in the past two seasons — while competing at the top level. Hopefully, this triggers the sort of development that see the player force his way back into Jürgen Klopp’s plans next season.