Pundit Kevin Phillips believes that Liverpool forward Divock Origi could join Leeds United in the future.
The Belgian is very much a squad player at Anfield at the moment. Origi has only made the five appearances for Liverpool this season.
With that being the case, Phillips is under the impression that Origi will depart Liverpool soon.
Phillips told Football Insider: “I would imagine Origi will leave in January but if not it will definitely be the summer.
“Coming off the back of what the club did last year he would want to be a part of it again so I am not surprised that he didn’t leave this summer.
“But it has been a tough year for him so far. He has not been used so much and when he has got his opportunities he looks rusty. He has not played enough football.
“A fresh challenge for him would be best and I am sure there will be a queue of clubs looking to sign him if he is made available.
“We have seen what he can do. He just needs to play football.
“I would not be surprised if he moves on in January and Leeds is definitely a potential destination.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We would not be shocked to see Origi depart Liverpool relatively soon. As we have stated, Origi is not a regular at Anfield, which is why we would not be surprised if he departed.
If Liverpool were to sell Origi, they should be able to demand a transfer fee of somewhere around €16 million, as that is his current market value.
Also, Origi’s current contract does not expire until the summer 0f 2024. With that being the case, Liverpool won’t lose him on a free transfer.
The Belgian would not be the worst signing for Leeds United. Origi has scored 19 goals in 92 Premier League appearances.
The aforementioned statistic highlights that Origi is capable of finding the back of the net.