Surely this report must be false, or at least misled…?
The Daily Mirror, not the most trusted of sources by any stretch of the imagination, reckon that Daniel Sturridge’s imminent return will convince Brendan Rodgers to loan out Divock Origi in January.
The Belgian international, recently turned 20, has not had many chances this season despite the unavailability of Sturridge through injury.
Origi’s only started once, against Bordeaux on Thursday, and while he wasn’t awful, he didn’t do much in the way of convincing anybody he should get a more regular start.
But still, the plan was to start the season with four strikers for all competitions: Benteke, Sturridge, Origi and Ings, and we’re going to need them – especially if Rodgers decides to start using two centre-forwards instead of just the one.
Origi will get more time in the Europa League and the League Cup – and still provides a solid Premier League backup option too.
Loaning him out in January would only make our squad unnecessarily weaker, so we can’t see this story having too much truth in it.