Liverpool have no intention on letting Divock Origi depart Anfield this month despite rumours linking the Belgian forward with moves away.
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Origi is unlikely to leave Liverpool in the January transfer window with the Reds making it clear they have no plans to sell their talented striker.
The forward has been linked with moves to a number of Serie A and Bundesliga clubs this month with his contract set to expire in the summer.
It means the 26-year-old could become a free agent later this year, leaving Liverpool for free.
Origi has reportedly been approached by three Italian clubs this month with pre-contract offers, but it is claimed he hopes to remain in England rather than move abroad.
Liverpool are not planning to sell Divock Origi in January despite approaches from Serie A and Bundesliga clubs. No negotiation for Luís Diaz with FC Porto – Origi will be needed and Klopp asked him to stay until June, as things stand. 🔴 #LFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 8, 2022
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, however, the Reds will risk losing him for free in the summer by asking that he stays until the end of the season.
Speaking after Divock Origi made his 100th Liverpool appearance, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp suggested he would be open to allowing the forward leave on a transfer.
He said: “(Origi) is an incredible striker and for different reasons, he did not play that often, but I hope one day he finds a manager that plays him more than I do.
“He’s one of the best finishers I’ve ever seen in my life.
“In this great team, with our (front) three, he doesn’t play all the time but he is a very positive boy, loves the club, wants to contribute and he did in an incredible way.”
Origi has found playing time hard to come by this season, making just 10 appearances in all competitions for the Reds.
He scored in is last Premier League appearance, in early December, as part of a 1-0 win over Wolves.