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Liverpool have confirmed that Divock Origi will leave Anfield when his contract expires as the striker reportedly closes on a switch to Milan.
Origi moved to Anfield from Lille in 2014, but was immediately loaned back to the Ligue 1 team.
It set the precedent for an eight-year stay at Reds, where the Belgian national team player was used sparingly, but he scored some crucial goals for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
“Hi [Origi] is a legend on and off the field. Fantastic footballer, a world-class striker and is our best finisher, “said Reds manager Klopp about Origi after scoring in a Merseyside derby victory over Everton in April.
“Everyone would say the same thing. You see that in training. It’s a really difficult decision to make to leave him out. Everyone loves Divock here.”
Divock Origi will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.
—Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 9, 2022
Origi scored 22 goals in 107 Premier League matches for Liverpool and started just 34 of those matches.
He developed a reputation for being a super-sub-sub who emerged with late attacks against Everton and in the iconic 4-0 thrashing of Barcelona in a Champions League semi-final.
Origi also scored second in the 2019 Champions League final over Tottenham, securing its legendary status among the faithful Reds.
The 27-year-old has reportedly agreed to join Serie A champions Milan when his contract with Liverpool expires at the end of this month.