Liverpool still want to cash in on Divock Origi, having been unable to flog the Belgian during the summer.
James Pearce of the Echo has claimed we’ve set a £20m price-tag for Origi, who has not played a minute of first-team football this season.
Jurgen Klopp was not impressed by the 23-year-old during the summer friendlies (and in fairness, Origi was shocking) and demoted him well down our pecking order – behind Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Dom Solanke.
It’s sad for Origi, considering that during Klopp’s first season in charge, there was a point when Origi was our first-choice centre-forward and was one of the most highly rated young forwards in Europe.
Pearce claims that Wolves wanted Origi in the summer and offered £22m plus add-ons, but the forward rejected them.
Perhaps seeing how few chances he’s getting at Liverpool – and how good Wolves are – Origi may reconsider this winter if the newly promoted high flyers are still keen.
Interestingly, Pearce also says Everton are monitoring the situation – although we’re not sure if we’ll sanction a move across Stanley Park for a player with undeniable ability.
If he does exit, we can’t imagine a new player will be signed as a direct replacement, due to the promise made to Rhian Brewster regarding first-team minutes.