Liverpool are set to block Divock Origi’s move to Newcastle United in the January window, the Belgian is expected to stay put.
According to Echo of the North, Jurgen Klopp will urge Liverpool to block any potential transfer from Divock Origi to Premier League side Newcastle United in the January window. The Reds are said to be willing to let him go for free at the end of the campaign.
The Belgian striker might think he may not have had the chance to shine throughout his career at Anfield. Although he played a key role in the club’s historic Champions League victory, when he scored two goals against Barcelona in the quarter-final and then against Tottenham in the final, Origi may have to find solace elsewhere.
With his contract expiring next summer, many opportunities are on the horizon. Many European teams are preparing a move for the Belgian, while Newcastle United are set to make a loan offer during the next January window.
Origi can sign a pre-contractual deal with any European team, although he may want to stay in the Premier League. Other clubs, such as West Ham, like the forward, with David Moyes looking for a viable replacement for Michail Antonio.
However, the new owner of Newcastle United wants it and could be ready to make a good personal offer to Origi if he agrees to move. Reports suggest the Magpies only want a loan, with plans to sign him for a free transfer next summer. Alternatively, they could also make a viable offer to Liverpool in January to tempt the Reds to take advantage of him.
However, Klopp is expected to urge his club to block any departure from Origi as he may need him in the second half of the season, particularly in January. Liverpool are set to lose star forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for CAN, leaving them short of options in attack.
Roberto Firmino is also out with a significant injury and might not play every game during this time. Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino and Origi will have to play an important role during this period. Liverpool will be heavily involved in the Premier League title race and could miss their CAN-linked attackers. They are hoping for significant performances from Origi and other fringe stars.
For this reason, Liverpool are ready to waive any small transfer fees they might receive for the Belgian and let him leave the club when his contract expires this summer. It will always be interesting to see if Newcastle make an offer, which could prove to be irresistible for the Merseysiders.