Liverpool striker Divock Origi is expected to stay at Anfield and fight for his place in the first-team squad, according to reports in England.
The likes of Fiorentina, West Ham and Wolves have been mentioned as potential destinations but, at the time of writing, no club has made an official approach for the Belgian international.
Supporters on Twitter were all expecting Origi to leave before the transfer window closed and they can’t believe that the 26-year-old may now stay with the Reds:
Now we’re winning the league
— Adam Casey (@AdamCasey4) August 31, 2021
— Macpherson (@Macpherskn) August 31, 2021
Origi is not a good back up!!!!
— Luke Briggs (@LukeBri14187267) August 31, 2021
He can’t even make a matchday squad. He’s probably like 7th in line for a forward spot.
— Jay (@JayDoubleF) August 31, 2021
AKA staying for high salary and leaving on a free for a decent sign-on bonus ?
— Ed (@emcc1983) August 31, 2021
Back from the U23 like a new signing ??
— Si Señor (@Permashilling) August 31, 2021
Liverpool are not serious
— Harold Mtsiliza???? (@MtsilizaHarold) August 31, 2021
Wtaf is happening
— Harry (@ZlatanIsKing69) August 31, 2021
Liverpool are reportedly not willing to let the forward go out on loan and, with teams seemingly unprepared to fork out on the player, it appears he could well stay put (barring any last-minute bids).
Origi was not even on the bench for the 1-1 draw against Chelsea at the weekend, highlighting how far he is down the pecking order under manager Jurgen Klopp. The hamstring injury sustained by Roberto Firmino may, though, have coloured the club’s thinking on keeping the Belgian.