Jurgen Klopp confirms he is open to selling Liverpool attacker
What's the story?
Divock Origi's future seems to be in the air with Jurgen Klopp hinting that the striker may be allowed to leave before the summer transfer window closes.
According to the Express, Klopp is open to the idea of letting the 22-year old leave on loan if signings are made. Tottenham were linked with the player last week.
When asked in a press conference regarding the Belgian's situation, Klopp siad: "We will see. That's not something to talk about here. If players come in, I think it makes sense to think about what we do on the other side. They're obviously involved in this (the players). I'm not sure, we will see, you have to wait."
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Origi was left out of Liverpool's matchday squad against Arsenal yesterday, as was the case in the last week's Champions League clash against Hoffenheim at the Anfield.
In both the cases, Klopp went with Daniel Sturridge and youngster Dominic Solanke as the preferred choice on the substitutes bench.
The player has only played 9 minutes with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane leading the line for the Reds.
The heart of the matter
Origi's future seems to be up in the air with the manager's decision to leave him out of the squad. He is just 22 years-old and has plenty of time ahead of him. The player has shown he can be really helpful when it's his day.
However, he hasn't shown good progress since the last year or so. The former Lille striker hasn't been able to settle down and get along with his teammates.
Liverpool have been linked with Thomas Lemar and some also believe that Origi can be used as a part of the deal. With Kylian Mbappe on the verge of joining French giants Paris Saint-German, Monaco could be tempted to do a deal with the Reds.
Although Klopp is keen on holding the Belgian international, he also doesn't want to hinder his development. If Klopp doesn't have Origi in his plans then the player should leave in search of regular football.
Origi leaving Liverpool is not bad for either the club or the player. This way he can at least have regular playing time and with a World Cup next year, the 22-year old needs to be playing regularly if he wants to make it in the Belgium squad.