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Divock Origi has not told Liverpool that he would like to leave, but the club would not stand in his way if he did, according to a report.
Origi has been a Liverpool player since 2014. He is held in high esteem by the Anfield faithful for his role in the 2019 Champions League triumph.
However, he has never been a regular starter for the club and has been limited to just eight minutes of Premier League action this season.
Origi has started three games in the Champions League and one in the Carabao Cup this season. He has scored two goals in this last competition.
Overall though, I would have expected a bigger role on the team. Diogo Jota’s form after his arrival only added to his difficulties getting into the lineup.
Hence, there have been rumors that Origi could say goodbye to Anfield in January. More recent, has been linked to Inter Milan.
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There were also claims that the Belgian international could move to another Premier League club, such as Leeds or Wolves. However, only the latter seem to be of great interest, and even may have faded in favor of other goals.
Therefore, the Echo of Liverpool states that Origi could stay in January. Liverpool are not actively looking to sell the 25-year-old despite not giving him much playing time.
Thus, if the two parties went their separate ways, Origi would have to push for a move himself. At the moment, that is not the case.
The report says Origi has not indicated that she wants to leave, so Liverpool is looking forward to a quiet January.
However, Liverpool would be open to letting Origi go if it pushes for an exit. As a show of gratitude for his service to the club, they would not stand in his way if he wanted to move on.
Today, however, they are still planning a future that involves the forward.
Shaqiri also stayed
Likewise, Xherdan Shaqiri is expected to stay even though he is also linked with an exit.
The Swiss international has also slipped down the pecking order in recent months. He also hasn’t been able to start a league game this season and only made two starts last season.
However, Jota’s recent injury has forced Liverpool to reconsider their plans. Shaqiri is valued for his versatility and could provide coverage until the Portugal international recovers.
In fact, Shaqiri has recently recovered from his own injury: which had been the cause of some confusion for his international manager.
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