HE'S LEAVING: Origi to depart Liverpool at the end of the season

HE'S LEAVING: Origi to depart Liverpool at the end of the season

Por: Fernando RomeroJueves 19 May 2022

 Whenever people think about football players, the thinking almost always goes to the legends, the best to ever do it, the game-changers. But any football fan knows there's also a spot for those who, without setting the world alight, earned their spot and brought them some happy moments. Divock Origi will always be one of those cult hero players for Liverpool fans.

Divock Origi was key in Liverpool's 2019 Champions League title

The big Belgian cemented his place in any Red's fans heart's with his iconic goal against FC Barcelona in Liverpool's famous comeback in 2019, and then again when he closed down the final that very year with his goal against Tottenham

However, he's now sixth-choice for Jurgen Klopp, sitting behind Liverpool's plethora of attacking options (incluiding Salah, Mane, Firmino, Jota and Luis Díaz), and the time has come for him to seek pastures new. Failling to play enough matches to trigger his one year extension clause, the Belgian will be leaving Merseyside on a free.

Over the time, Origi had become of key member of the squad for Liverpool, not only from a footballing aspect, but also on the human level. According to The Athletic, "staff have spoken glowingly about the attitude and application he continued to show on the training field during a frustrating period for him. He epitomises the selfless 'team-first' ethic that Klopp demands".

It's looking increasinly like Italy will be the next step in Origi's journey, with Milan making an interesting offer to add the services of the big Belgian to their squad. Origi has scored 41 goals in 175 games for Liverpool, almost always coming from the bench. It remains to be seen how team led by Klopp will compensate for the Belgian's departure as he added an aerial dimension to their attack that no other of their current forwards really can bring.

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