Cult-hero Divock Origi on his way to Lazio?

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Back in 2017, Italian side Lazio were rumoured to be interested in Liverpool’s Divock Origi. So, could we be seeing them finally make their move for the Belgian cult hero? José Díaz Navarro (@cheduardo99) has more.

With Lazio looking to sell and replace Ecuadorian striker Felipe Caicedo, they’ve come up with a series of players to take his place.

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One name on the list is that of Belgian striker Divock Origi, according to Italian media outlet Corriere dello Sport.

Sub-par season

Since Jurgen Klopp trusts him as a back-up for Bobby Firmino, it’s most likely Liverpool aren’t too eager to sell the attacker.

It was reported last month Origi had accepted his rotational role, insisting he wasn’t looking for a move away.

However, Klopp could be tempted to sell Origi due to his drop in form this season. In 2018/19, Origi bagged 8 goals in 25 games, while this season he scored 6 in 42. His goals-per-minute dropped from 0.74 to 0.51, seeing him score one more goal in the league this season while having played 16 more games than last.

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If a move were to materialize, who would become our deputy striker? Rhian Brewster would certainly be a good option.

The youngster scored 16 in 34 games in all competitions with a ratio of scoring every other game in the league.

Time for Brewster to shine?

With Swansea looking for another loan, the most likely way of seeing Rhian stay in Liverpool would be as back up striker.

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Premier League football is different and tougher than the Championship, however. Yet Brewster has shown his talent in recent performances and he looks more than ready to take on Origi’s mantle.

Even though a move away seems unlikely, if it were to happen, Origi would be leaving as a hero.

His time as a Red has been nothing but successful, and he has had many memorable moments in red. These include the winner against Everton in 2018 and a goal in the Champions League final.

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He also scored twice on an iconic night against Barcelona and will go down in Anfield folklore. Divock would also leave the club having won three trophies that most players never get to lift: the Premier League, the Champions League, and the Club World Cup.

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