With the electric form of superstar trio Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for Liverpool last season, striker Divock Origi has become something of a forgotten man at Anfield.
However, with Origi due to return to the club following a season-long loan spell away in Germany, Reds fans appear to be split over their opinions on the misfit attacker’s return.
The voicing of mixed feelings comes amidst Origi’s agent remarking to Turkish outlet A Spor that it was a mistake for Liverpool to send his client out on loan.
The Belgian forward spent last season at Wolfsburg, where he managed just six goals in 31 Bundesliga appearances for the German side. His poor return for Wolfsburg, who only just survived relegation from the German top flight through a play-off, may indicate that Origi’s agent might have made a reasonable point.
Origi has just 12 goals to his name with Jurgen Klopp’s side from 51 domestic appearances since joining on at Merseyside in 2014. He has struggled for a consistent run in the side since his move to Anfield from Lille, and the Liverpool fans are certainly not short of opinions on the future of the Belgian.
Here is a selection of what they had to say on Origi’s return to the club this summer...
Are u saying he failed as a regular substitute??— Yaw Haëzer🇬🇭🇬🇧🔴🔴🔴 (@eben_hurr) June 1, 2018
He would have been a better sub than Lallana in Kiev
He honestly is the best among solanke, ings, sturridge!— Gautzie (@gautzie) June 1, 2018
If we bring some backup, well and good but if not he should certainly stay!
Not suited to our game I feel. Always liked him but probably not what we are looking for. I see him and solanke as the same level— Paul Barry (@PaulBar49284243) June 1, 2018
No no and no. Players like him are the reason we haven’t won anything for years. He plays one good game in five.— Philip Downes (@phileboy11) June 1, 2018
He has the attributes Klopp likes in a striker. Can play wide or through the middle, has pace, closes down and presses strongly. Better option style wise than Solanke or Ings— Stuart Craig (@bobafett26) June 1, 2018