Divock Origi set for summer departure

Journalist Matt Addison believes Divock Origi's days are limited as Jurgen Klopp prepares for 'shake-up'.
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By the end of this season, Liverpool have some decisions to make ahead of the summer's transfer window.

One player for consideration is Divock Origi, the club’s second longest-serving player behind Jordan Henderson. With only five starting appearances and no goals so far this season, is time up for the cult hero?

According to journalist Matt Addison, that could be the case. Speaking on the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast, he addressed questions surrounding the Belgian's future on Merseyside.

“It looks like Divock Origi could well be on his way out this summer."

“More speculation about that and Liverpool, potentially wanting to let him go has come out [recently] as well, so it does look like there’s going to be a bit of a shake-up.”

Liverpool signed Origi in 2014 for a fee of £11.37 million (via Transfermarkt), after he impressed at the 2014 World Cup for Belgium. 

Despite not fulfilling his potential at Anfield, he has still had his moments. A hat-trick against Southampton in an EFL Cup quarter-final, a last gasp winner in the Merseyside derby, a goal in the Champions League final and, most memorably, those two crucial strikes against Barcelona. 

Origi played a pivotal role in Liverpool's 2018/19 Champions League success

Origi played a pivotal role in Liverpool's 2018/19 Champions League success

Over the years, however, the prominence of Liverpool's esteemed front three has limited Origi's playing time and reduced him to cameos from the bench. 

With three years left on his current contract, Jurgen Klopp may look to cash in for the 25-year-old. Entering the prime years of his career, the Reds may receive a decent amount for the forward and use this money to bolster their squad in the summer.