Jurgen Klopp makes decision over Origi’s future

Divock Origi
BURTON UPON TRENT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates with Divock Origi of Liverpool after the EFL Cup second round match between Burton Albion and Liverpool at Pirelli Stadium on August 23, 2016 in Burton upon Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made a decision over the future of Divock Origi at the club, opting to keep the Belgian at least the end of the season.

Origi has been linked with moves to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham this month.

But the Liverpool Echo reports that after the departure of Dominic Solanke to Bournemouth, Klopp is reluctant to lose another striker as he looks to keep the Reds title challenge on track.

Barring a sudden change, Origi is expected to remain at Anfield until the end of the season as back up, along with Daniel Sturridge, for Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

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"People have been quite quick to jump on us and say we've been going through a blip at Liverpool and now all of a sudden we've come through that,"

Liverpool are understood to value the former Lille striker at around £20million and had been open to offers for the Belgium international, who has scored 23 goals in 81 appearances for the club.

However, recent performances, more especially the late goal against Everton in the Merseyside derby, meant he has forced his way back into Klopp’s plans.

The 23-year-old marked his second start of the season with a goal in Monday’s 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup.