The father of Liverpool striker Divock Origi has today admitted that his son needs to leave Anfield in search of more regular playing time.
Origi, a 22-year-old Belgian international, arrived at Anfield from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in 2014 for £10 million.
He was immediately sent back to Les Dogues for the 2014-15 season, but has been a part of Jurgen Klopp’s (and briefly Brendan Rodgers’) first-team squad at Liverpool since.
However, despite arriving on Merseyside with big expectations on his shoulders, Origi has since struggled to carve out a regular starting berth for himself at the club.
Sitting behind the likes of Danny Sturridge and Roberto Firmino in the attacking pecking order for the Reds, the powerful centre-forward has managed just 21 starts across the last two Premier League campaigns.
On the move?
Origi has managed just 9 minutes of Premier League football through Liverpool’s first three matches of the season, and is becoming increasingly frustrated with this role at Anfield, as confirmed by his father this evening.
Speaking to DH.be, Mike Origi explained:
‘Divock has to leave Liverpool to get more playing time. Tottenham is a possibility, but there is also interest from France and Germany.’
Spurs were fheavily linked with a move for the 22-time capped international over the weekend, with Mauricio Pochettino reportedly eager to replace the outbound Vincent Janssen with the Belgian star.