Liverpool Hoping To Recall £10m Starlet In January To Solve Striker Crisis

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Liverpool are investigating the possibility of bringing striker Divock Origi back to the club in January, and cutting short his season-long loan spell with French club Lille.

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Belgian World Cup star Origi arrived at Liverpool from Lille this summer, but was loaned back to the Ligue 1 side as part of the deal initially bringing him to Anfield.

Reports in the Daily Star suggest Origi could return to Merseyside if all three parties reach an agreement to bring the temporary spell in France to an end – with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers desperate for striking options.

Daniel Sturridge has been sidelined in recent weeks through injury while Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert are struggling for form, and Origi recently revealed he is in regular contact with Rodgers, who is keeping a keen eye on the youngster’s progress.

The 19-year-old said: “The Liverpool manager regularly sends me a text message. They follow me and scouts attend all my games. Rodgers wanted to add me to his squad immediately, but Lille wanted me to stay for one more season. I had no choice.

“It’s not that I don’t want to go to Liverpool, I have ambitions. But it’s an advantage I’m at Lille for a season where I can continue to develop and play a lot. That’s the positive side of the story.”

Origi has scored five goals for club and country this season, with his last strike coming for Belgium against Andorra in the current international break.

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