The future of Divock Origi always promised to emerge as a feature of what has been a mixed and incredibly frustrating transfer window for Liverpool.
After being left out of the squad for Wednesday’s Champions League playoff win over Hoffenheim, the Belgian striker has been linked with a possible Anfield exit.
That said, Jurgen Klopp has since insisted that the striker’s absence sums up the quality at his disposal and that he had done nothing wrong.
Liverpool have now hinted they might be prepared to let Origi leave before the transfer deadline, according to the Telegraph’s Matt Law.
The report goes on to identify Tottenham as potential suitors, most likely due to their need for another striker as opposed to the club having expressed concrete interest in the 22-year-old.
French side Marseille are also believed to be interested, as are Belgian outfit Anderlecht.
Klopp’s evident admiration for what Origi offers makes it difficult to see him allowing the forward to leave, regardless of his stuttering progress on Merseyside.
Talk of a potential move does, however, hint at possible new arrivals between now and Thursday, with Klopp supposedly still on the lookout for midfield reinforcements.
Reds have been teased by glimpses of Origi’s technical ability since joining the club, but are yet to have been convinced with a prolonged period of standout performances.
Consistency has been an issue and a move could certainly be in the back of the player’s mind, especially with a place in Belgium’s squad for the 2018 World Cup up for grabs.