Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Real Betis want Liverpool's Champions League hero


Bengaluru, June 25: Spanish La Liga side Real Betis are targeting Liverpool's Champions League final hero Divock Origi, according to reports in Spain.

European clubs are reportedly queuing up for the Belgium striker whose contract with the Reds expires in the summer of 2020. Despite being consigned to the reserves by Jurgen Klopp at the beginning of last season, Origi rose from the ashes to become an unlikely Anfield hero.

He bagged two goals to seal Liverpool's glorious Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona.

The Belgium international also came off the bench to score the decisive goal against Tottenham in the Champions League final to bring the Reds' sixth European elite title at Anfield. And according to reports in Spain, the striker's heroics brought him a number of fans across Europe.

Real Betis are believed to be leading the batch and are seriously considering a move for the Belgian. The La Liga side expect Origi to be available for less than the £10m Liverpool paid for him in 2014 as he is entering the last year on his current contract. However, the striker's salary demands could prove to be a stumbling block in negotiations.

A potential suitor would have to at least match his salary of £45,000 per week and potentially offer a hefty sign-on bonus as well. The Beticos are aware that Origi is not a proven goalscorer, but they admire his pace and believe he could thrive alongside a second striker.

The Belgium ace revealed after the Champions League final that Liverpool had offered him a new contract. But the forward, who played just 673 minutes last season, insisted he would decide on his Reds future after the international break.

Jurgen Klopp is adamant that he wants to keep Origi at Anfield next season even if it means that they have to lose him for free next season. The German gaffer is a big fan of the Belgian's attitude and work ethics and how important he has been despite playing less minutes and wants him to sign a new deal to commit his future at Anfield.

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Story first published: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 16:24 [IST]
Other articles published on Jun 25, 2019
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more