Reports: Liverpool close in on deal for Divock Origi

Divock Origi

Liverpool are reportedly closing in on a deal for Belgium international Divock Origi, according to Tony Barrett of The Times.

The forward is also interesting Spurs, but Liverpool apparently lead the chase for his signature. The 19-year-old scored the winning goal in Belgium’s 1-0 win against Russia, which secured their place in the knockout stages of this summer’s World Cup.

Liverpool are apparently favourites after agreeing that Origi can remain on loan at Lille next season.

Origi scored a single goal in 21 appearances for Lille this season in Ligue 1, although it was his debut season for the club at first team level. He previously scored ten goals in 21 caps for Belgium’s Under-19 side between 2012 and 2013, after first being capped at the age of only 17.

Liverpool face a tricky situation in the coming weeks after Luis Suarez’s infamous incident in Uruguay’s clash with Italy. Reported interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona may fizzle out as a result of the problem, and FIFA could impose a global ban on Suarez playing football. Origi would go some way to improving Liverpool’s options should an issue arise.


Divock Origi has scored one goal in only 67 minutes of action at the World Cup.


Related Teams: ,


Please consult these rules when commenting. These rules outline what is acceptable and unacceptable content on Squawka News. Note that these rules are subject to change at any time. Just like football.

See commenting rules
  1. Language

    Don't use swear words or profanity of any sort. Please refrain from insulting other users, everyone is entitled to their opinion and just because you shout the loudest, doesn't make you more correct or valid in your point of view. All insulting or offensive comments will be immediately removed.

  2. No libel or other abuse

    At no point should you be making comments which are:

    • defamatory, false or misleading;
    • insulting, threatening or abusive;
    • obscene or of a sexual nature;
    • offensive, racist, sexist, homophobic or discriminatory against any religions or other groups.

    We have an absolute zero tolerance policy on this. Football is the world's language.

  3. Report abuse

    If you see a comment not adhering to rules 1 & 2 please email [email protected] and this comment will be reviewed by a member of the Squawka editorial team.

  4. No third party promotion

    This comment section is here to let football fans talk about football, not to allow people to sell or push products. Any comment found peddling a third party will be immediately reviewed.

  5. No linking or copyright infringement

    You must not insert links to websites or submit content which would be an infringement of copyright.

  6. Play the game/Respect the game

    Please respect these rules when commenting on Squawka News; people will disagree from time to time but please try to see each other's point of view before getting all worked up, that helps no one.