Reds have struggled in attack with injuries to Daniel Sturridge and the poor form of summer signings.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool are locked in talks with Lille to bring on-loan winger Divock Origi back to Anfield this month.
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The Reds signed Origi on a permanent deal from Lille in the summer but immediately loaned him back to the Ligue 1 side.
However, rumours had been circulating for a number of weeks whether the Reds would attempt to stop the Belgian’s year long loan, and Rodgers has confirmed talks between the two clubs have occurred.
“There have been discussions,” said Rodgers when asked about the possibility of the club cutting short Origi’s deal in the January window, as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“He’s a player that will definitely be here next summer. Whether he’ll be here or not in January is something that there has been discussion [about].
“But there is nothing to report on it. The agreement with Lille was for him to stay there. So we’ll see how that works.
“But, if not, we’ve got players here that are developing and working well, and we’ll go with what we’ve got.”
With summer signings Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli failing to click at Anfield, and with main striker Daniel Sturridge having been out injured since August it may be a good move from Rodgers to re-enforce his attack.
However, after paying £10 million for the Belgian in the summer and with Lille reportedly seeking a fee as high as £4.6 million to cut short the loan deal – is Origi’s return really so beneficial for an almost £15m total outlay?