Divock Origi, who is the son of the former lethal Harambee Stars striker Mike Okoth, failed to impress Jurgen Klopp which led to the coach benching him constantly.
Liverpool’s Klopp is now looking to raise funds for new signings after a disappointing EPL (English Premier League) campaign this season, which has left the team fighting for a top-four finish with 9 games left to play.
Nairobi News reports that the German coach will allow 25-year-old Origi to leave this summer after having fallen out of the first 11 lineups. The striker signed with the Reds in 2014 after starring for the Belgium national team at the World Cup in Brazil.
After struggling at Liverpool due to injuries, and spending a year on loan at Wolfsburg, Origi made a crucial contribution to the club during the 2018-2019 season.
He scored a brace in the Champions League semi-final to complete an unbelievable comeback to kick Barcelona out of the competition. Origi then scored a late goal in the final to earn Liverpool their 6th Champions League title.
His last start came against Everton on January 31 though he did provide an assist as a substitute against Leipzig on Wednesday night.
Liverpool ready to accept offers for Divock Origi
Liverpool’s regular star players Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino made it quite impossible for Origi to show off his talents. However, he played a key role in their stunning Champions League success in 2019, scoring twice in the famous 4-0 comeback win over Barcelona and then netting in the final against Spurs.
Despite coming from a family of football stars, Origi hasn’t had much luck in the English Premier League and hopefully, his next stop will be much better.
His father Mike Okoth played for Shabana and Tusker in the ’80s and ’90s, while his uncle Austin Oduor played for Gor Mahia in the Kenya Premier League and he is a cousin to the national team goalkeeper Arnold Origi reports Nairobi News.
Origi has three years left on his contract and age-wise is entering the peak years of his career so Liverpool will be looking for a transfer fee they can then reinvest.
Author: Allan Bangirana
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