Peripheral Liverpool ace flirts with second club as exit talk ramps up

Date published: Monday 21st December 2020 3:44 - Jonny Whitfield

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Liverpool striker Divock Origi has shown interest in a move to a second Belgian club after recent links with Club Brugge, according to a report.

Origi has largely struggled to claim a regular spot in Jurgen Klopp’s team since his move to Anfield in 2015.

Indeed, that is despite him masterminding the Reds’ Champions League triumph in 2019 with three crucial goals. What’s more, he has come up with several important strikes in the Premier League.

However, the 25-year-old has only made seven outings this campaign, including playing seven minutes of Premier League action.

Previous reports have suggested that Diogo Jota’s form could lead manager Jurgen Klopp to sanction Origi’s exit.

The speculation claimed that it is ‘quite possible’ that the Belgian could leave in January.

But Jota has since suffered a knee problem which will rule him out until around the end of January.

Nevertheless, Voetbal24 now claims that Brugge will have to ‘act quickly’ if they want to sign Origi. That is because the striker will ‘threaten’ to move to Royal Antwerp instead.

Brugge lead the Jupiler League, with Antwerp eight points behind in seventh. However, should Origi leave Anfield, he would want to rediscover his scoring touch which could lead to Antwerp rising up the table.

In any case, the report adds that Antwerp have already put plans in place to sign a new striker in January.

Origi has long found himself behind Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool pecking order.

But he has also recently fell behind Takumi Minamino; the Japan international justified another Premier League start on Saturday with a goal inside five minutes at Crystal Palace.

Report claims midfielder offered Prem switch

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Meanwhile, reports in Monday’s Euro Paper Talk have claimed that Wolves have offered Georginio Wijnaldum a contract.

The midfielder is out of contract at Anfield in June and looks likely to leave at this stage.

But while Barcelona have been linked with a swoop, fresh reports suggest that Wolves are also keen.

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