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EPL Rumors: Wolves lead the race to sign Liverpool star

Aditya Joshi
1.39K   //    11 Jan 2019, 12:00 IST

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Liverpool - Emirates FA Cup Third Round

What's the story?

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has been a subject of transfer for a while, and according to Birmingham Mail, Wolverhampton Wanderers have entered the race to acquire the Belgian's services and are tipped to complete the transfer in January transfer window.

In case you didn't know...

Divock Origi had a fine 2016-17 season at Anfield, appearing on the scoresheet 10 times. But after then, he was loaned out by Liverpool to Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, which turned out be a very frustrating loan spell for the striker.

He did return to the Reds' squad this season but has made only 2 Premier League starts and is seriously lacking the minutes. The Begian's dramatic last-minute goal against Everton in an intriguing Merseyside Derby looked to have rejuvenated his Liverpool career, but Jurgen Klopp' new squad trimming policy and keen interest from other clubs could end his Liverpool career in January.

The heart of the matter

Previously, West Ham United appeared to lead race for Divock Origi's signature, but the latest report on Liverpool Transfer News by Birmingham Mail does suggest that Wolverhampton are now favorites to recruit the 23-year-old. The deal could be made for around £15 million.

Still being just 23, Divock Origi has a lot to offer to the newly promoted side. He was on target for Liverpool against Wolves in their FA Cup tie.

With Roberto Firmino establishing himself as Reds' long term no. 9 and Daniel Sturridge providing him a cover, Origi's first team hopes are hanging to a thread.

Liverpool has already sold Dominic Solanke on a permanent transfer basis for £19 million while Nathaniel Clyne is on loan, and due to massive recent speculation, Origi could be the next player to depart.

With Origi lacking playing minutes and Klopp looking to trim the squad, there's a possibility that Belgian may move to Molineux Stadium in the January transfer window.


What's Next?

Jurgen Klopp has an immense panel of attacking players at the moment, and with the title race reopened after their loss to Manchester City, the Reds' boss wouldn't take the risk to make massive changes in the middle of the season and it ultimately shrinks Origi's first team chances.

Wolves look like favorites according to reports and may swoop for Liverpool's out of favor forward in the current January Transfer Window.