John Aldridge slams 22-year-old, outlines where Liverpool must buy big this summer
By Matt Bullin
Liverpool legend John Aldridge has slammed Divock Origi and stated that Jurgen Klopp must sign a striker this summer.
Origi failed to find the net again on Sunday as the Reds stuttered to a 0-0 draw with Southampton at Anfield.
James Milner spurned a golden chance to win it when he saw his effort from the spot saved by Fraser Forster, but Origi did not ever look like scoring.
The 22-year-old has failed to score in his last five Premier League outings and has only scored six goals in 32 league appearances this season.
The Belgian has been Klopp’s first-choice striker following Sadio Mane’s injury, and Daniel Sturridge’s struggle to stay fit, but he has not coped well with the mantle.
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Liverpool legend Aldridge has claimed Origi has not been good enough this season, and Klopp must look to buy a new striker this summer.
Writing in his Liverpool Echo column, he said: “[Origi] hasn’t created or had a chance in about four games. He doesn’t look like he has a goal in him at the moment.
“He’s not progressed from last year when he was playing the best football of his career before that injury against Everton. He’s still young but he’s got to show more, be a threat.
“More than anyone else we need a striker in the summer with a big presence who can hold the ball up and attack crosses, by a million miles, whatever it costs.”
Since his move from Lille for £11million in 2014 Origi has bagged 20 goals in 72 appearances in all competitions for the Reds, as well as providing seven assists.
He has also represented Belgium 23 times, scoring three goals.
In other Liverpool news, Jamie Carragher has slammed this reported target, stating he is not good enough.