Liverpool Striker’s Turkish Delight At Galatasaray Interest


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Divock Origi’s Anfield nightmare could be coming to an end this winter, according to talkSPORT.

Galatasaray are preparing a January bid for the Belgium international who has yet to play for Liverpool this season. Origi, 23, is a member of the Reds 25-man Premier League squad but the re-emergence of Daniel Sturridge, 28, meant he dropped down the pecking order.

A loan spell with Wolfsburg last season seemed to be the prelude to a permanent move to the Bundesliga outfit. Despite warm praise from the coaching staff at the Volkswagen Arena, no firm bid emerged during the summer.

Origi finds himself on the fringes of the Liverpool squad; training but knowing a major injury crisis must strike if he is to make the first XI.

It’s a situation which is impacting on his international career. Called into the squad for last March’s friendly against Saudi Arabia, Origi was omitted from the 23-man group which travelled to Russia for the 2018 World Cup finals.

Jurgen Klopp is a reluctant seller of the Belgian. Despite not using the striker, even in the Carabao Cup, the German wouldn’t sanction a sale over the summer leaving Origi in limbo.

That could be solved with reports that Galatasaray are willing to make an offer for the Belgian. A six-month loan deal with a permanent transfer seems the likeliest outcome.