Divock Origi's Liverpool future uncertain

By: Snehanjan Banerjee
Belgium's Divock Origi (centre) uncertain of his future with Liverpool

Wolfsburg, November 30: Liverpool striker Divock Origi is unsure of his future at Anfield but admitted that he is happy with life on loan at Wolfsburg at the moment.

The Belgian striker joined the Bundesliga club on a season-long loan at the start of the campaign and is enjoying a spell of regular first-team football. He has made 12 appearances since his move and has netted four goals so far.

Origi was a regular starter in the favoured number nine role under former manager Andries Jonker, but new manager Martin Schmidt has preferred the Belgian on the wings in the last two games.

The forward is not overly concerned as he made a name for himself at former club Lille by playing on the flanks and wants to excel on the wings once again.

The 22-year-old also revealed that it was his decision to look for a temporary move away from Anfield this summer and is certain that it had Jurgen Klopp's backing.

Origi made 43 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool last season having scored 11 goals and four assists, but most of his playing time was from the bench.

Liverpool allowed the Belgian to move on loan this summer in order to get regular first-team experience which he is getting but the young striker is unsure if his future lies at Anfield.

Liverpool signed three attacking players in Mohamed Salah, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the summer transfer window.

Among the three, only Salah is a regular while the other two have mostly been on the bench and it is unlikely that the return of Origi will change the situation.

"When I made my choice, whatever choice I make, if the club is ok with it they will agree with it. I think he was behind my choice and he wished me good luck," Origi told the media.

"It's difficult to say, what I can say is that I want to one day show my talent at a constant level. That comes from playing, learning, expressing yourself and going through good and difficult moments.

"That's what I am experiencing now at Wolfsburg. It can come quickly or it can take some more time. Everything can happen, I can have injuries or whatever, but of course I try to make the most of it. One thing for sure is that I believe in my ability and we will see where it goes.”

Story first published: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9:50 [IST]
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