The Belgian could arrive at Anfield in January…
French football expert Andrew Gibney has warned Liverpool fans not to expect too much from Lille frontman Divock Origi, reports the Liverpool Echo.
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The Belgian could be arriving at the club in January, rather than in the summer as planned. This is because of the struggles endured by the Reds’ signings from the last transfer window Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli. With Daniel Sturridge still injured they are in dire need of a striker.
However, according to Gibney the 19-year-old may not be the answer to their problems. The striker has scored just four goals in 24 appearances so far this season, which is little better than the Anfield based side’s current forwards. It is also in a weaker league than the Premier League.
The expert does however think that the youngster will one day be a good player, its just that the Reds fans will have to give him some time to improve. He hopes that the pressure on him does not cause any problems.
“I think it’s a little too early (for a move to Liverpool). He probably should have been left for 18 months or two years to continue developing,” he told the Echo.
“I think Liverpool fans have visions of him scoring lots of goals but they could be in for a rude awakening.
“Maybe he might improve by playing with better players at Liverpool, but there’s a lot of expectation and pressure on him now. He needs time otherwise he’s not going to do it at Liverpool.
“Maybe he will go on and prove everyone wrong – but he hasn’t been showing it this season.
“Liverpool are buying potential, in three or four years time he can be one of the best youngsters around. But he’s got a lot to prove.”