Liverpool’s decision to loan Divock Origi out has teased signs of becoming an inspired one for both the club and player.
The Belgian striker left the Reds late in the summer transfer window to seal a temporary move to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
Origi’s purpose for making the switch is seemingly in aid of gaining regular football, joining a league Jurgen Klopp is familiar with and, thereby, one he can monitor him accurately in.
It was reported shortly after the forward’s departure that Liverpool would have the opportunity to recall him in January, were they to require his services at the time.
The Reds have also inserted a clause that will see Origi’s loan fee increase if he fails to play in 80% of the club’s games, according to German outlet Bild.
Ultimately, the less he plays, the more Wolfsburg pay.
The exact numbers regarding Origi’s price remain uncertain with the report from Germany suggesting £2.5million and Liverpool having claimed it to be £6million.
Ensuring the 22-year-old plays on a weekly basis is the priority as he looks to find his top form and move on from his stuttering progress at Anfield.
Glimpses of potential to be a valuable attacking option for Liverpool have failed to materialise into a consistent string of strong performances.
Though he has been known to put notable goalscoring runs together, he has struggled to hold down a place in Klopp’s first team, making a year elsewhere to reignite his development a wise step.