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Jurgen Klopp set to axe bit-part Liverpool ace, Tottenham eye £10m man

Liverpool will reportedly allow striker Divock Origi to leave before the transfer deadline next Thursday, with Tottenham ready to swoop.

The 22-year-old has struggled to establish himself at Anfield since his £10m from Lille in 2015, as per The Telegraph, scoring 21 goals in 76 appearances in all competitions, while only making 21 Premier League starts.

Fears have grown to start this season as he wasn’t even on the bench for the Champions League qualifier against Hoffenheim earlier this week, with Daniel Sturridge and summer signing Dominic Solanke ahead of him in the pecking order.

In turn, he will be concerned about sitting on the sidelines for the majority of the season and that has led to the report suggesting that he could leave before the deadline next week.

While the Telegraph report that Liverpool are potentially prepared to let him leave, Tottenham are said to be a possible option as they have been interested in the Belgian international in the past.

If that interest still exists, then this would arguably be the perfect time to strike, although they could face competition from the likes of Marseille and Anderlecht.

As mentioned above, Origi isn’t one of the top options for Klopp this season, but the German tactician would be losing quality and depth if he were to let him leave. Liverpool will be competing across four fronts this season, and they’ll need all the depth they can get, especially up front where they’re arguably already light.

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