Belgium forward, Divock Origi is set to continue at Liverpool for yet another season as the Merseyside club have been impressed by his exploits for them at crucial moments last season.
Origi grabbed several headlines with some of his performances last term and was expected to be sold by The Reds this summer, but Liverpool Echo has revealed that the club’s German manager, Jurgen Klopp is bent on keeping the 24-year-old in his squad.
Liverpool is now reportedly willing to offer the former Lille man- who has just a year left on his contract- an extension, and remain confident that the Belgian would not allow his contract to run out despite having concerns over his playing time.
Having been the subject of a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the previous transfer window, Origi opted to stay at Liverpool in order to fight for a place in Klopp’s team and subsequently saved Liverpool with some key goals last season.
With Daniel Sturridge leaving the club this summer, and Sheyi Ojo also departed to Glasgow Rangers on loan this week, Origi is seen as a key backup option for Liverpool’s attack next season despite rumors of the club’s interest in RB Leipzig striker, Timo Werner.
Origi bagged seven goals and assisted one in his 21 appearances for Liverpool last season, a campaign which saw him clinch dramatic late wins for the European champions at home to Everton and at the St. James Park against Newcastle.
He scored a brace to help overturn a three-goal deficit against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals, and also scored after coming on as a substitute in the final win against Tottenham.
So far, the Belgian forward has scored 28 goals in 98 appearances for Liverpool since his £10million move from Lille in 2014.