Liverpool have put Origi 'in shop window' after Klopp reveal - pundit
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has put Divock Origi “in the shop window”.
That is the view of former Tottenham and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Reds manager’s comments last night.
As quoted by Sky Sports, Klopp revealed he was surprised by the lack of interest in the “sensational” Origi in the summer transfer window.
It comes after the Belgian striker was handed a rare start in Liverpool’s 3-2 victory over AC Milan in the Champions League last night.
Origi had just days earlier been excluded from the matchday squad that comfortably beat Leeds United at Elland Road.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Klopp’s comments, Robinson said:
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“If Jurgen Klopp thinks he’s a fantastic striker and is surprised why there is no offers for him, why does he not use him more?
“It sounds very much like he is putting him in the shop window to me. I think he is a good impact substitute but he is not consistent enough to start games regularly.
“He has not managed to break into that front three like Diogo Jota has in the past 12 months. Jota has staked his claim as a regular starter. Origi has failed to do that. He has never been good enough to break into that front three as a starter.
“Klopp didn’t include him in the squad at Leeds and then starts him against AC Milan.
“It looks to me as if he is putting him in the shop window. He is basically asking someone to come and buy him.”