Exclusive: Liverpool FC set to reach Divock Origi agreement this month Liverpool FC look set to reach an agreement with Lille to bring striker Divock Origi to Anfield this month. The Reds signed the young Belgian frontman for £10million last summer but under the terms of the transfer they sent him back to the French outfit on a season-long loan.
However, with Brendan Rodgers ' side in desperate need of more firepower in the second half of the campaign Liverpool have sought to move forward his arrival. The Reds are prepared to pay up to £3million to secure Origi's services six months earlier than planned. No deal is yet in place with Lille but the initial discussions have been encouraging and Anfield officials are confident they will reach a successful conclusion.
Origi is desperate to begin his Liverpool career after enduring a torrid campaign in France.
Lille are struggling in 13th place in Ligue One and the 19-year-old, who has scored four goals this season, hasn't found the net since October.
He was even booed by his own fans after missing a penalty against Wolfsburg last month. Rodgers recently revealed that he was in regular contact with Origi and that Liverpool staff analyse each of his matches in France and provided feedback.
“We believe Divock Origi will be world class,” Rodgers said. “He is a top player. He has everything - the speed, the profile and he could play for Liverpool now.
“He can run in behind, he can keep the ball and he can press.”
Origi would give Rodgers another attacking option as he looks to mastermind a push for Champions League qualification over the coming months.
Liverpool have been short of firepower in the continued absence of the injured Daniel Sturridge.
Fellow strikers Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini don't have a single league goal between them and face uncertain futures.
Sturridge, who hasn't played for the Reds since August, will return to Melwood this week to complete his rehabilitation from a thigh injury after having treatment in America.
Liverpool hope he will be fit to play against his former club Chelsea in the two-legged Capital One Cup semi-final later this month. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/exclusive-liverpool-fc-set-reach-8380227
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