'I need to remain calm' – Liverpool 21-year-old hints at summer exit if things don't change
By Danny Wright
Divock Origi has admitted that he is frustrated by the lack of game time he is getting at Liverpool and is going to consider his future at the end of the season.
The 21-year-old has appeared 34 times in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side during this campaign however he has only been named in the starting line-up on 14 occasions.
Origi believes that his low number of chances in the first-team is down to the club’s failure to qualify for the Europa League last season as they limped to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League.
The attacker, who can play as a striker or winger, has managed eight goals and four assists in his limited time on the pitch during this campaign.
However, the last time he found the net was in January against Championship club Wolves in a disappointing FA Cup loss.
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His lack of starting births under Klopp’s reign has led to the Belgian international claiming that he will make a decision on his future at the end of the season.
“It’s a bit frustrating that I don’t play a lot,” Origi said, as quoted by the Times. “It has been a while since I’ve been able to play a few games in a row.
“Last year, it was easier because we were still in the Europa League and competing in the two cup competitions. As a result there were more chances.
“This season is difficult to play a lot. At the end of the season I’ll make an assessment. I need to remain calm.”
Origi was signed by Liverpool in 2014 from Ligue 1 club Lille after an impressive showing at that year’s World Cup for Belgium.
The attacker was sent back to Lille on a season-long loan before making his competitive debut for the Merseyside club against fierce rivals Manchester Untied in September 2015.
Since then, Origi has played 67 times in all competitions for Liverpool and has scored 18 goals.
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