Champions League hero Divock Origi has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the club has confirmed this evening.
The Belgian forward signed for the Reds in 2014 and has spent two of his season as a Liverpool player on loan at former club Lille and Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg.
He has since reclaimed his spot in the first team at Anfield, and has gained Jurgen Klopp’s trust as the German has made him the first player to sign a new deal at the club this summer.
As per ESPN, Virgil van Dijk has informed Liverpool he would be happy to sign an extension, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joel Matip and James Milner are among those expected to be next in line to agree new deals.
Origi has been promised Daniel Sturridge’s minutes for next season by manager Klopp – the former England international has departed the club after his contract ran out at the end of last month, and the Belgian is in line to inherit his role.
The Belgian’s agent had reportedly offered him to clubs around Europe – as per the Metro. The same report states that Real Betis were trying to lure Origi away from Anfield before his old contract expired.