Divock Origi is due to return to Anfield later this year…
A number of Liverpool fans have already pinned their hopes of success next season on young striker Divock Origi hitting the ground running following his loan spell with Lille.
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The teenager joined the Reds last summer but was loaned back to his former employers as part of the agreement. He’s subsequently scored eight goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick against Rennes last month.
It’s thought that he’ll be welcomed into the first-team fold by Brendan Rodgers next season, as we seek realistic alternatives to the injury-plagued Daniel Sturridge, who has missed much of the current campaign with a succession of problems.
However, for anyone thinking we’re receiving the finished product, there’s a nasty reality check in store. Marcus Christenson, editor of The Guardian, has today posted this message on social media website Twitter…
— Marcus Christenson (@m_christenson) April 9, 2015
So, much for Rodgers and co to ponder ahead of the new season. Will the Belgian be ready to make the step-up later this year, or would another season on loan better suit him and his potential development?