Exclusive: Liverpool to offer new deal to exit-bound player as Klopp blown away in training
Liverpool are ready to offer a new contract to revitalised striker Divock Origi, Football Insider understands.
The Belgium international was a near-certainty for the exit door last summer after plummeting down the pecking order in Jurgen Klopp’s side but snubbed a move to Wolves last summer after a £22million fee had been agreed.
Origi has only been on the fringes of the starting XI this season but has made 15 appearances in total and played an increasingly key role as a substitute brought on to turn tight games.
A club source has told Football Insider that Klopp has been blown away by Origi’s attitude and application at the club’s Melwood training headquarters.
The 23-year-old has won over the manager to the extent he has been used ahead of Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge over the last two months, appearing in nine of the last 11 games, two of which he started.
The source explained it is expected to be enough to convince Liverpool to offer a new contract to the versatile forward, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2020.
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Should Origi reject it as he looks for a transfer to a club where he can be a regular starter, then it is likely he will be sold in the forthcoming transfer window.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the club are set to sell Klopp’s first signing for a £20million-plus fee after his quit plan is revealed.