Thursday 29 September 2016

Liverpool face a fight to keep one of last season's top performers as Spanish giants show interest

Published 20/07/2016 | 09:11

Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks with Liverpool's Belgian forward Divock Origi during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, on May 18, 2016. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp (R) speaks with Liverpool's Belgian forward Divock Origi during the UEFA Europa League final football match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, on May 18, 2016. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp doesn't seem in any rush to bolster his strikeforce at the moment but that could change if this move for Belgian Divock Origi comes to fruition.

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While Liverpool have a large number of attacking midfielders, they are a little lighter in the top line of their attack. With Mario Balotelli and Christian Benteke likely to be moved on, the Reds will be reliant on Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Origi to lead the line, with players like Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino often played in a more withdrawn role or on the wing.

However, Origi could be set for a shock departure, with Bleacher Report saying that Atletico Madrid are monitoring the Belgian in case they are unable to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea.

Origi had a mixed first season with Liverpool, struggling early on before hitting form under Klopp halfway through the season.

At just 21, it would appear that the striker has a lot of potential to grow and Reds fans will be hoping that the club can hold onto him in the face of competition from the Spanish giants.

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