Divock Origi’s agent admits the striker does not want to go on loan again as he looks to decide his Liverpool future.
The Belgian’s development was confronted by a gruelling season fighting to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg following his arrival on a temporary deal last August.
Origi managed seven goals in 36 appearances and provided customary glimpses of the untapped potential that has fuelled frustration over his lack of consistency.
He is now scheduled to return to Merseyside where he will be hoping to play a prominent role in the Reds’ pre-season preparations.
A defining summer in the 23-year-old’s Anfield career will entail an intriguing audition for his next step.
Speaking to Turkish outlet A Spor, his agent said: “For me that it was a mistake for Divock to go to the Wolfsburg.
“Klopp will now make a decision on him. If he wants him to stay, then Divock will stay or if he wants him to leave then Divock will leave.”
He added: “We are not looking to leave on loan again. We want to go a team that has made plans for him.”
“In that regard, we’ve also spoken with Besiktas.”
Retaining Origi ahead of the 2018/2019 campaign would be no rash decision on Jurgen Klopp’s part given his squad’s glaring need for greater strengthen in depth.
Liverpool relied heavily on the consistent fitness and form of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino last season, with the latter having little in the way of viable backups to grant him rest periods.
An inexperienced Dominic Solanke and a Danny Ings short of first-team minutes worked admirably when called upon, but didn’t quite possess the instinct or rhythm in Klopp’s system to replicate the explosiveness that the club’s usual front three provided on a weekly basis.
Origi himself has proven on occasion his ability to find the net in Klopp’s system and is undoubtedly just as deserving as Solanke or Ings of the opportunity to test himself between Salah and Mane.
For the purposes of dedicating transfer funds elsewhere, he may be one worth keeping hold of.