Liverpool are facing an unusual goal drought since their big defeat against Manchester City and calls are being made to bring in an out and out centre-forward for better assurance up front.
One player who was capable to provide the Reds with such different dimension in the attack, though, was sent out on loan to Bundesliga this summer.
Divock Origi failed to make a considerable impact in his first full season under Jurgen Klopp and with the arrival of Mohamed Salah, who is a far better fit for our system, the Reds had to offload the Belgian to get him regular game time.
After a poor start to the season, Wolfsburg sacked Andries Jonker last month but Origi has found no difficulties under new manager Martin Schmidt either and has been very impressive in the recent weeks.
“I feel I am growing since the new coach came,” the 22-year-old forward told Sky Sports News.
“I feel good. I feel fit. I feel I am getting rhythm. I feel happy. I made a good choice.
“Jurgen Klopp sent me a message wishing me luck. Now I am focusing on becoming a better player. I’m focusing on Wolfsburg this year.”
Despite a rough last season, there was no shortage of high profile clubs wanting the young Belgian. But Jurgen Klopp doesn’t lose faith in his players that easily and the German made sure that we don’t lose the bright prospect on a permanent deal.
Daniel Sturridge sadly doesn’t seem to be the player he was 4 years ago and Liverpool will now have to find a new natural goalscoring centre-forward.
Origi is still very young and if Klopp decides to change the formation from 4-3-3 to his favoured 4-2-3-1 which he used during his Dortmund days, the former Lille man could still have a big role to play when he comes back with more experience and hopefully as a more consistent goalscorer next summer.
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