In all the talk of Liverpool strikers, Divock Origi has become something of a forgotten man. Dominic Sollanke has seized his chance this season and found a regular place in the matchday squad, Danny Ings has fought back from injury and appears to be in Jürgen Klopp’s long-term plans, and Daniel Sturridge looks on the way out.
Origi, meanwhile, has been out of sight and out of mind, at least for most Liverpool fans. Out on loan, he’s been having a solid season for Wolfsburg, and over the past month talk has turned to that club’s desire to make his presence at the club permanent—something that Origi has come out this week to say he’d be open to doing.
”I think everything is possible,” Origi told reporters in Germany this week. “I focus on the here and now. I have a good relationship with Liverpool but feel really good here at Wolfsburg. We’ll sit down at the end of the season and we’ll see what’s next. Right now, I am here for another six months, and I am open for everything.”
Wolfsburg, though, might look to get a deal sorted before then, with continuing whispers in Germany that they have been talking to Liverpool about converting his deal to a permanent one this month. However, there has been no indication yet as to how Liverpool have reacted or to whether or not Origi in Klopp’s long-term plans.
So far this season, Origi has scored four goals and added an assist in 15 Bundesliga appearances, though many of those have come on the wing. Following the departure of Mario Gomez this month, though, it is expected Origi will get both more minutes and more minutes centrally in the second half of the season for Wolfsburg.
In 2014, Liverpool signed Origi from Lille in a £10M deal but, as part of the deal, immediatelyreturned to the French club for the 2014-15 season. All told he made 86 appearances and scored 21 goals in the two seasons he did spend at Anfield. Wolfsburg then paid £5M to bring him to Germany on loan last summer.irigi